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Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

Although many treatment centers are under-resourced, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, said in her NCAD session that trauma must be addressed as a root cause of many addiction disorders.
Prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) did not cause relapses in patients with co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD), according to a study published online in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
BLOG: Now is the time for us as mental health care providers to begin to prepare ways to reach out to our colleagues on the frontlines to make our services more easily available, starting with the assumption that they are traumatized until proven otherwise.
Stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, are associated with a considerably higher risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology. 
A generalized disruption in the brain’s memory control system may explain why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unable to suppress unwanted memories, a study published in the journal Science suggests.
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