Karen Brounus

'Truth-Telling', Not an Adequate Way to Address Psychological Wounds

A study conducted by the researchers of a University of Otago has raised skepticism about the power of "truth-telling", which is employed to help alleviating the pain of psychological injuries and establishing harmony among the countries reviving out of civil war.

Dr. Karen Brounus, study’s lead author said, "This study suggests that witnessing may have a worsening effect on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression because of the nature of witnessing in truth-telling procedures”.

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