Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “MDMA – most commonly known as a party drug – could be more effective than therapy alone at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The  results of a keenly-awaited trial  suggest two-thirds of people no longer qualified for a PTSD…
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‘Magic mushrooms’ could avert looming mental health crisis, says North Wales police boss

“The fact that psilocybin is classified as a Class A drug means there has been a research blackout for nearly 50 years into the beneficial effect it can have in improving the lives of people suffering from PTSD and depression.”Arfon…
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Magic mushrooms could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma

Writing in The Guardian, Jamie Doward reports : “A growing number of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are turning to ‘magic mushrooms’ and LSD to treat their condition. But drug laws make it almost impossible to establish whether they work….
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Virtual reality PTSD treatment has ‘big impact’ for veterans

Tomos Morgan reports for BBC Wales . “Virtual reality could be used to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have struggled with mainstream treatment. It involves patients walking on a treadmill in front of a screen which projects images depicting the…
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The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

This book has been written by Bessel van der Kolk. The publishers say: “Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew…
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Flotation and anxiety

Dr. Justin Feinstein, of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Oklahoma, USA, has just published a study on the use of floatation (in a float pool) in relation to a clinical population displaying various manifestations of anxiety … including those diagnostically labelled with…
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