Friday, March 31, 2017

Complex trauma leads to a specific type of PTSD

http://theconversation.com/a-soldier-and-a-sex-worker-walk-into-a-therapists-office-whos-more-likely-to-have-ptsd-71464 Complex trauma leads to a specific type of PTSD, known as complex PTSD, which will be listed in the 2018 edition of International Classification of Diseases for the first time. Complex PTSD applies to responses to extremely threatening or horrific events that are extreme, prolonged or repetitive, from which a person

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Ketamine & Prevention of PTSD

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/a-single-dose-of-ketamine-may-help-prevent-ptsd-symptoms-study/story-6lKM7LPjlLJ6QjLZJatDjL.html “Ketamine is a powerful drug and we wouldn’t advocate widespread use for preventing or reducing PTSD symptoms. But if our results in mice translate to humans, giving a single dose of ketamine in a vaccine-like fashion could have great benefit for people who are highly likely to experience significant stressors,

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/a-z/resource/45/post-traumatic-stress-disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction to experiencing or witnessing a significantly stressful, traumatic or shocking event. This might be a car crash, a rape or other sexual abuse, an earthquake, or other natural disaster, or an attack. Any situation where there was a risk of being killed or injured,

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War, drugs and PTSD

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/10/history-war-drugs-vikings-nazis-161005101505317.html More recently, Middle Eastern conflicts have seen an increase in the rise of Captagon, an amphetamine that is allegedly fuelling Syria's civil war. Last November, 11 million pills were seized by Turkish officials at the Syrian-Turkish border, while this April 1.5 million were seized in Kuwait. In a BBC documentary

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