7 days ago
Oxytocin has been called the "love hormone" because it reduces anxiety, promotes socialization, and helps us bond to other people. It also makes us more aware of other people's emotions. Research on its use in anxiety disorders and autism are already underway, so PTSD seems a logical next step. Still too early to know if it will help. ... See MoreSee Less
The Hormone Oxytocin is Being Tested for Treatment of PTSD and Alcohol Abuse
A new trial may hold new hope for military personnel with PTSD and alcohol abuse through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”
2 weeks ago
Severe stress causes chemical changes in your body, so it's not surprising that you can have physical problems as well as mental. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316698.php ... See MoreSee Less
PTSD 'should be viewed as a systemic disorder'
Researchers call for post-traumatic stress disorder to be seen as a systemic condition, after linking it to at least 10 comorbidities.
3 weeks ago
Another way to protect yourself from PTSD-- take the antibiotic doxycyline.https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-common-antibiotic-ptsd.html ... See MoreSee Less
Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD
The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.
4 weeks ago
You can prevent yourself from getting PTSD by playing Tetris shortly after a traumatic incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Tetris can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder, Oxford University finds
Playing the 1980s computer game Tetris, can prevent the unpleasant flashbacks which come after a traumatic event, scientists have discovered.
When you need help, call:🇺🇸800-273-8255Veterans Suicide Hotline ... See MoreSee Less
PTSD can trap you in some very dark nights, but things can and will improve. Just keep breathing.