Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Psychiatry Research that found that nearly half of the U.S. young adults (18-30) in … Continue reading “Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic”

Impact of traumatic events earlier in life still registers among older cohort in rural South Africa

Researchers affiliated with a longitudinal study on aging in South Africa (HAALSI) have published a paper that examines the impact of traumatic events experienced earlier in the life course on … Continue reading “Impact of traumatic events earlier in life still registers among older cohort in rural South Africa”

Does exposure to trauma explain lower rates of psychopathology among racial, ethnic minorities in the United States?

David R. Williams, a Harvard Pop Center faculty member, collaborated with a Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar program alumna and current Harvard faculty member Katie McLaughlin and colleagues in this … Continue reading “Does exposure to trauma explain lower rates of psychopathology among racial, ethnic minorities in the United States?”

Decreased exercise could be factor in link between PTSD and CV disease

A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine reveals that women who experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder were found to be less physically active over time. Harvard Pop … Continue reading “Decreased exercise could be factor in link between PTSD and CV disease”

Increased risk of migraine headache linked to some PTSD symptoms following a natural disaster

Those suffering from certain symptoms of PTSD (particularly intrusion, which is the inability to keep memories of the event from returning) following a natural disaster face an increased risk for migraine … Continue reading “Increased risk of migraine headache linked to some PTSD symptoms following a natural disaster”

Exploring PTSD Symptom Clusters and Asthma Attacks Among Hurricane Katrina Survivors

Harvard Pop Center Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, ScD, and affiliated faculty members Mary C. Waters, PhD, and S.V. Subramanian, PhD, have published a study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress … Continue reading “Exploring PTSD Symptom Clusters and Asthma Attacks Among Hurricane Katrina Survivors”