One night, pot enthusiast Karyn Wagner smoked up with her partner before having what she later described as the best sex she’d ever had. “After I smoked this one, I said, ‘you know, honey, that was perfect. Save it for next time,’” she said in an article published by The Cut. That night proved to be… Read Article →

Through his experience embedded with US military service members in Afghanistan, war correspondent Sebastian Junger discovered that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can develop and take hold of a life as much at home as it does on the battlefield. In May, Junger shared how he came to terms with his acute, short-term PTSD in an essayfor… Read Article →

Medical marijuana for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has finally been given the go-ahead by the U.S. federal government. Before full legalization, the federal government has allocated money to researchers to begin testing marijuana for treating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.   Far from a hypothetical move, the study parameters have already been approved by… Read Article →

Complex PTSD Many traumatic events (e.g., car accidents, natural disasters, etc.) are of time-limited duration. However, in some cases people experience chronic trauma that continues or repeats for months or years at a time. The current PTSD diagnosis often does not fully capture the severe psychological harm that occurs with prolonged, repeated trauma. People who… Read Article →

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that exposure and response prevention appears to be an effective treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have failed to respond to serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) augmentation with risperidone or placebo. The novel cognitive behavior therapy involves asking patients to confront… Read Article →

KARLYN GIBBS Dec 22, 2015 With a prevalence of one in 68 children, autism spectrum disorder and its effective treatment should interest us all. Today, most of us know someone with autism: someone in our own family, a neighbor, the classmate of one of our kids or grandkids, or a coworker’s child. Without effective treatment,… Read Article →

Thursday, December 24, 2015 Jennifer Hough The family of a 14-year-old Dublin boy who took his own life six weeks after being prescribed Prozac is calling on the health minister to place a “black box” warning on the drug, like in the US. The family has also lodged a complaint with the Medical Council. The… Read Article →

Author:REBECCA ZUMOFF The wearable artificial kidney has passed the first FDA-approved proof-of-concept trial, Victor Gura, MD, FASN and other researchers announced at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2015. The device was developed by Gura, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The present prototype of the WAK is a 10-pound device,… Read Article →

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