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Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

A new MAPS study estimates that payers 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.
It's normal for a pandemic to propagate fear in both adults and children or manifest confusion or anger. However, when these feelings don't go away, adults, children and front-line workers may have PTSD. Here’s what to look for.
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.
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