Talk about flashbacks. New research suggests that LSD -- a mind-altering drug known to cause recurrent hallucinations -- may find new popularity not as a recreational drug but as a treatment for alcoholism.
Pharmacogenomics explains why some medicines may not work for you The Conversation The idea that the genetic makeup we inherit from our parents can affect how we respond to a foreign chemical goes back to Pythagoras, who described people becoming...
Great article on the effects of PTSD on law enforcement which is something hardly talked about.
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are generally grouped into three types: intrusive memories, avoidance, and increased anxiety. Symptoms of intrusive memories may include flashbacks during waking moments or upsetting dreams of the traumatic event while asleep. Avoidance symptoms, sometimes referred to as emotional numbing, include: trying to avoid thinking of the event, feeling emotionally numb, avoiding activities that once brought enjoyment, feeling hopeless about the future, trouble concentrating, memory problems and difficulty maintaining close relationships.
Symptoms of anxiety, sometimes referred to as emotional arousal, may include: anger, irritability, shame, guilt, trouble sleeping, being easily frightened, and self-destructive behavior, such as excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Regardless of individual symptom type, the disorder can disrupt a person’s mental wellbeing, leaving them in a state of general unrest with greater risk for eating disorders, substance abuse, and depression.
Medical marijuana may be a controversial issue among politicians, but doctors overwhelmingly agree that it can be beneficial for patients, according to a new survey in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have long reported anecdotally that marijuana provides unique relief for their symptoms, but past attempts to perform scientific studies have foundered because access to a legal...
Medical Daily Child Abuse, Later PTSD Show Distinctive Genetic Signature PsychCentral.com In the study, researchers examined adult civilians with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and found that individuals with a history of childhood abuse...
Six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will be embarking on a 12,000 km bike ride across Canada next year as part of a campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues. (Clara Hughes to bike across Canada for mental health!
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