From nightmares to Ecstasy: Can MDMA help with PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder involves re-experiencing traumatic situations (through nightmares and flashbacks), avoiding situations associated with the trauma, arousal, hyper-reactivity, and changes in mood. PTSD can occur in anybody exposed to trauma, and often occurs in veterans and first responders. New research shows that MDMA (ecstacy) assisted psychotherapy can significantly reduce PTSD symptoms. In the video below, Morgan discusses this new research…

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Use transgender teens’ chosen names to reduce suicide risk?

Transgender people are at a greater risk of poor mental health and suicide than non-transgender people. When we use the names transgender people choose for themselves, this helps reduce their risk of suicide, according to recent research. In the video below, Morgan discusses these findings outside of the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0PZVEYJIro Introduction  The 2015 United…

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Acetyl-L-carnitine: Depression drug of the future?

Acetyl-L-Cartinine (LAC) is a molecule produced by the body, which is critical for fat and energy metabolism in the brain. It is also critical for the function of the hippocampus, a key mood-regulating brain region, and has significant effects on behaviors. It is widely available as a dietary supplement. LAC may be the anti-depressant of the future, having lower side…

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Why aren’t veterans open with psychiatrists?

Suicide in Veterans The rate of mental illness and suicide is much greater among veterans than the general public. 18% of all suicide victims are veterans and an average of 20 veterans die each day by suicide. Veterans have a 22% greater risk of suicide than adult civilians. Introduction Suicide risk assessment is an important tool to guide treatment decisions.…

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