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Somatic Therapy for PTSD

Somatic therapy involves holistic and therapeutic approaches to treating patients. It is primarily used for the treatment of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An interesting aspect of somatic therapy is that it is not a single type of treatment but a complete system of techniques that include psychotherapy and body-psychotherapy. The primary theory behind […]

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MDMA to Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Unnecessary Risk?

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of MDMA in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), making it legal to use Ecstasy as a medical treatment. This move is not without debate as MDMA has been classified as an illegal drug since 1985 and there are risks in taking it – […]

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Army General Tells Soldiers It’s Okay to Get Help for PTSD

A lot of soldiers do not like to admit that they suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) , sometimes called “battle fatigue.” They believe that they will face a stigma, look weak, or even hurt their careers if they seek help for this common psychiatric condition that affects between 10% to 30% of veterans.

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Medications May One Day Help People with Post-Traumatic Stress

A team of doctors in Canada is experimenting with ways to use medication to help people recall with emotionally intense memories and recover from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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Club Drug Ecstasy Studied for Treatment of PTSD

A small study found that giving patients suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) a club drug called “Ecstasy” helped them recover.

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Teens Who Experience Dating Violence at Risk of Stress Syndrome

Teens who experience dating violence have four times the risk of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTTS) and depression, according to a study from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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PTSD May Trigger Anorexia Nervosa

More than half of young women suffering from anorexia nervosa told British researchers that their problems began after a childhood trauma, such as their parents’ divorce or death of a family member.

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Kids Who Went through Katrina Still Affected by Events

Hurricane Katrina occurred over five years ago, but children who went through the disaster are still experiencing emotional problems and trauma, according to a new study from Virginia Tech.

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Drinking Alcohol before Traumatic Event Increases Risk for PTSD

People who drink alcohol before going through a traumatic event are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress syndrome and mental flashbacks of the event, according to a new study from University College London.

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Traumatic Events Increase Risk for Marijuana Abuse by Teens

Young people who experience post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) after a catastrophic event are more likely to abuse marijuana, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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