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How to fix traumatic memories?

Is it possible to take traumatic memories disappear? A group of scientists think that this might be possible for the most recent, trauma-inducing events.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Iraq war vet's suicide letter alleges 'war crimes,' abandonment

Phoenix - A US Army veteran who killed himself last month penned a poignant suicide letter in which he agonized over 'war crimes' he was a part of in Iraq, as well as what he calls his 'abandonment' by the government that forced him to commit them.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

A new drug target for the treatment of post-traumatic stress

A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the brain appears to reduce the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma. It is hoped this could become a drug target site for people suffering with PTSD.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

PTSD sufferers 'linked to higher diabetes risk'

A research report suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Inability of the military and law enforcement to deal with PTSD

Surrey - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common in the military, law enforcement officers and first responders. PTSD has resulted in homelessness, domestic abuse, substance abuse and suicides. While PTSD is recognized, the response has been inadequate.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 15 comments

'Collateral Murder': Soldier relives infamous WikiLeaks video

By now, most people know about the infamous "Collateral Murder" video, taken in Iraq, released by WikiLeaks, and which put Bradley Manning behind bars. On the 3rd anniversary of the release of the video, someone who was at the scene speaks out.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Lee Goldman's story: Surviving hell to give back to the community Special

Toronto - Being a teenager is never easy for the child or for the parents. For Toronto's Jane Doe, 26, that is an understatement. School problems led to her being sent to a 'boot camp' in Utah that left her with PTSD.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Veteran violence — Lancet study in UK raises some questions

Sydney - The mix of PTSD, violence and combat service has attained urban legend status, but as usual with urban legends, facts have been sparse. A new study published in The Lancet at last provides some working numbers and opens the gate for more study.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Veteran's Advocate takes Feinstein to task over PTSD and Gun bans

Senator Feinstein has set off a fire storm of controversy and debate over her remarks at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that were against expanding the exemption from a gun ban for retired military veterans.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 15 comments
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