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20 July 2007

PTSD Cure?

I've run across several articles online recently (among them: BBC, CBC and Medical News Today) about new research done at MIT that has found one of the main biochemical bases of fear. Some of the researchers have proposed that this may lead to a pharmaceutical alleviation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other fear-induced mental states like phobias. That's got to be better than the current treatment options of sleeping pills and/or antidepressants, not to mention the self-medication by sufferers with alcohol and any number of other drugs, both legal and illegal. And with our repeated deployment of the same troops over and over again in the Middle East, I have a feeling we're going to need a real PTSD cure very soon.

  • On 7/20/2007 5:27 PM, Blogger Ambassador said…

    Perhaps...and this is just radical thinking here...but that powerful prayer mentioned in your previous post could be turned aside from negligible things like "curing" homosexuality to working on PTSD.

    Too far out there for the right?

    Keep up the great posts! Ken

     
  • On 7/20/2007 7:20 PM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    I have a friend who is being hospitalized repeatedly because his PTSD from childhood abuse is overwhelming him. He's suicidal and we are all very, very worried.

    How I wish folks would find that cure today.

    Or maybe we all stop traumatizing each other?

     
  • On 7/21/2007 5:45 AM, Blogger Jen said…

    I like the idea of our all stop traumatizing each other, but in the meantime, a potential alleviation for PTSD sufferers sounds like very good news, indeed.

    It's a really insidious disease.

     
  • On 7/23/2007 5:47 AM, Blogger cathouse teri said…

    I will be reading this later... fer shur.

    HUGS

     
  • On 7/24/2007 8:12 AM, Blogger Sher said…

    I have a real problem with the way the pseudo-science known as psychiatry routinely handles disorders like PTSD, OCD, etc. Pills, pills and more pills. It's like a medically sanctioned lullaby as it appears they think the best way to handle those of us who suffer is to put us to sleep.

    Hey, if we're sleeping we can't bother anybody with our crazy, right?

     

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