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PTSD The Brain and Psyche Rewired

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Welcome to the June issue of RESILIENT HEALTH!

June marks the observance of PTSD Awareness Month; we’ve provided a compelling article on the biologic and psychiatric underpinnings of this complicated disorder, and current evidence-based treatment options. A complimentary article details the surprising finding that the popular club drug Ecstasy, in combination with psychotherapy, may be an option for treating PTSD. The second installment […]

ARTICLES

PTSD: THE BRAIN AND PSYCHE REWIRED

PTSD: THE BRAIN AND PSYCHE REWIRED

Post-traumatic stress disorder is generally perceived as a mental disorder that occurs in combat veterans who experience the trauma of war. The truth is that PTSD can occur in any adult or child exposed to any traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious traffic accident or the violence of rape or other physical assault. […]

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Brain Wellness (Part 2) - WHAT HAPPENS TO A MISTREATED BRAIN?

Brain Wellness (Part 2) – WHAT HAPPENS TO A MISTREATED BRAIN?

In the first part of this brain wellness series, we reviewed brain structure and function, including the key elements required to maintain brain wellness. These elements include adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise, positive social interaction, exposure to sunlight and avoidance of toxins‒all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. But what happens when the brain is deprived of […]

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Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Ways

Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Ways

There’s something rotten in Denmark. Maybe it’s wafting over from the U.S. health insurance industry. CNN reports that a former Aetna medical director admitted, under oath, that he never looked at patient records prior to approving or denying care, relying instead on the recommendations from nurses at the insurance giant. The admission from physician Dr. […]

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