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Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

January 12, 2021
Repeated intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions may significantly reduce the severity of symptoms in individuals with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
November 03, 2020
Augmentation of SSRI or SNRI treatment with the glutamatergic modulator riluzole may selectively improve hyperarousal symptoms in combat veterans with PTSD, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
October 27, 2020
A MAPS study released this week estimates that public healthcare payers or private insurers making MDMA-assisted psychotherapy available to 1,000 patients for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder would cut healthcare costs by $103.2 million over 30 years. The study was published by the…
October 02, 2020
One of the biggest concerns keeping behavioral health specialists up at night is the emotional weight of the coronavirus outbreak. As the number of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety has tripled since the start of the pandemic, providers are witnessing a new phenomenon: adults and children…
August 01, 2020
While many addiction treatment providers may not feel equipped to deal with the depths of trauma work with patients, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, offered a word of caution to NCAD attendees in a Saturday session: Pandora’s box is already open.
July 28, 2020
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.
July 25, 2020
With costs dropping, graphics improving, and an evidence base that is growing, virtual reality (VR) technology is positioned to play a bigger role in mental health care in the coming years.
April 28, 2020
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.
April 13, 2020
A new report from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor found troubling levels of conflict between parents and children about 1 week after federal social distancing guidelines began.
April 06, 2020
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. 
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