In the aftermath of a traumatic event, victims are often told: "Get over it", "There’s no point looking back; you’ve got to move on". Those who continue to be traumatised may therefore feel isolated and believe they cannot speak about their experiences.
Is there such a thing as good stress? Or is stress always bad? Should we avoid all stress to live a long and healthy life? These were some of the questions Valerio Zeno posed in his tv-show Valerio4Ever, on his quest for eternal (or a very long) life.
Abuse or neglect as a child may lead to the development of anxiety or depression related symptoms years later. Are traces of childhood adversities also visible in our brain? And if so, what does this mean?