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08-31   MMDA may help war veterans suffering from PTSD, says study

A party drug primarily used in revelries for its euphoric effects may soon help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overcome the illness, claims a recent study. The researchers are using the drug in a clinical trial on war veterans plagued by PTSD. An illegal drug, 3-methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MMDA), is both a stimulant and a psychedelic. […]


05-18   Wounded soldiers dismissed for misconduct often have PTSD or TBI

Macabre incidents from the war fields continue to haunt soldiers for a long time for which they sometimes even need therapy. Soldiers deputed in war zones often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which they develop as a result of their war time experiences. According to a recent report released by the Government Accountability Office, […]


06-25   Forgetting and the ‘seven sins of memory’

Posted in Cognition, Memory, PTSD

Forgetting occurs when people are unable to recall or access information that is stored in their long-term memories. Several different types of memory problems or lapses can happen to everyone, regardless of age, and can impact the way memories are retrieved, said Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Harvard University. The “seven […]


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06-15   United by grief: How mass shootings affect everyone

Posted in Coping, PTSD, Trauma

As Americans, we have become intimately familiar with mass shootings. It seems as though every month, a new tragedy hits us, sending the country reeling. Last Sunday, we have reached an unfortunate milestone: We have experienced the most deadly shooting in all of U.S. history thus far. At least 49 people were killed and 53 […]


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06-14   Gut microbes may be able to influence, treat PTSD

Posted in Advocacy, PTSD, Treatment

Three researchers at the Brain-Body Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, are on a mission to determine whether or not the microbes in the human digestive tract can create — or cure — post-traumatic stress disorder. A review of this research was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. The research Inside the […]


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