VR Therapy for PTSD: A New Hope
Virtual reality (VR) is a rapidly emerging technology with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). VR exposure therapy (VRET) is a type of therapy that uses VR to help people confront their traumas in a safe and controlled environment.
Breakthrough Approval Nears for MDMA in PTSD Treatment
California may soon play a significant role in reshaping the perception of MDMA, a drug long associated with party culture. MDMA, also known as "ecstasy" or "molly," could be on the verge of gaining approval for a more serious and therapeutic purpose: addressing severe mental trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Complex PTSD: The Deep-Rooted Trauma Spectrum Beyond Traditional PTSD
Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. - Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
MDMA Therapy for PTSD: A Promising Treatment Option
A new study has shown that MDMA-assisted therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was conducted by MAPS Public Benefit Corporation, a company that is developing prescription psychedelics. The company plans to submit the results to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of an application for approval to market MDMA as a treatment for PTSD when paired with talk therapy. If approved, MDMA-assisted therapy would be the first novel treatment for PTSD in over two decades.
PTSD, Shooting, Violent Trauma, Police Sergeant's Story.
PTSD, Shooting, Violent Trauma, Police Sergeant's Story. PTSD, Shooting, Violent Trauma, Police Sergeant's Story. He discusses the call when he was forced to shoot an armed and dangerous suspect. Michael shares about that deadly encounter, plus a close call with an armed suspect on the Law Enforcement Talk Radio Show and Podcast. He talks about those incidents, combined with all the events in his police career and how they effected his physical, mental and emotional well-being. Retired Police Sergeant Michael Sugrue is our guest. Michael talks about his career in law enforcement and his life afterwards. He also discusses how he uses his experience to help others. Michael Sugrue embarked on his law enforcement journey within the United States Air Force in 1998, assuming the role of a Security Forces Officer. During his tenure in this position, Michael specialized in a diverse range of areas, including Law Enforcement, Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Nuclear Security, Foreign Air Field Assessments, and Air Base Ground Defense. With a distinguished service record, Michael concluded his Air Force career with the rank of Captain in 2004. Subsequently, he seamlessly transitioned to the Walnut Creek Police Department, where he contributed his skills and expertise in various capacities. His roles encompassed serving as a Patrol Officer, a Driver Training Instructor, a Field Training Officer, a Detective, an Undercover Narcotic Task Force Agent in Contra Costa County, a Public Information Officer, and ultimately a Patrol Sergeant. Michael was awarded the Walnut Creek PD Distinguished Service Medal in 2014 for his heroic and lifesaving actions during a Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in 2012. Michael recounts a harrowing encounter with a deranged knife-wielding individual and his subsequent legal battle, following his heroic efforts to save lives. After confronting his own traumatic experiences, a retired Walnut Creek Police Sergeant has made it his mission to assist fellow first responders in facing their own fears and finding healing. Although Michael Sugrue hung up his badge years ago, the profound lessons he gleaned from his years on the force will forever be etched in his memory. While these recollections are often painful, he openly discusses them as part of his commitment to preserving lives you can listen to the discussion in the Law Enforcement Talk Radio Show and Podcast. Becoming a police officer was Sugrue's true calling. He dedicated over a decade to serving the Walnut Creek community. Even in the seemingly tranquil confines of the East Bay town, Sugrue encountered several deeply traumatic incidents in the line of duty, necessitating the use of his firearm. Sugrue himself nearly became a casualty of another traumatic incident, having had to take a life to protect others. Although he managed to save a couple, his own life was left in disarray. In 2018, Michael made the difficult decision to medically retire. Today, he devotes his time as a Peer Volunteer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat and serves as an Ambassador for Save A Warrior. Michael is a passionate advocate for raising awareness, preventing, educating, and providing training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury and First Responder Suicide Prevention. He continues to deliver impactful speeches at law enforcement agencies across the United States. Click here to listen to this free podcast episode of the Law Enforcement Talk Radio Show and Podcast. You will also find more than 545 free podcast episodes, in addition to various blog articles at Law Enforcement Talk Radio Show and Podcast website.
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Psychedelic Drugs Move Closer to Legally Helping California Veterans Suffering PTSD
It seems hippies were on to something when they embraced the use of psychedelic drugs decades ago. Recent research into the benefits of certain psychedelic drugs in treating PTSD, depression, addiction and other mental health issues has helped propel a bill legalizing those substances toward Gov. Newsom’s desk for approval.
The Psychology of PTSD: Unpacking the Intricacies of Trauma
After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment. ― Judith Lewis Herman. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that occurs in individuals who have been exposed to one or more traumatic events. Trauma may include experiences such as combat, sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, accidents, or natural disasters, among other events that pose a significant threat to the individual's well-being. According to the American Psychiatric Association (2013), PTSD is characterized by intrusive thoughts, hyperarousal, avoidance behaviors, and negative alterations in cognitions and mood. Despite the widespread recognition and ongoing research on PTSD, the underlying psychological mechanisms remain complex and multi-faceted, necessitating a nuanced understanding.
A New Study Proves The Benefits Of Fishing For Mental Health
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Man with PTSD threatens to shoot cops; Responding officers successfully de-escalate situation
A potentially dangerous situation was peacefully resolved on August 28, 2023, as officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Division responded to a distressing call involving an individual suffering from mental illness and displaying threatening behavior.
Psychedelic Therapy for Bay Area Firefighters: An UnConventional Mental Therapy & Funding Practice
The motives behind the funding of Magic Mushroom use for Bay Area firefighters. Bay Area firefighters with PTSD and other mental health issues receive unconventional assistance. An undercover soldier is funding their psychedelic trips to ease their symptoms. The San Francisco Bay Area's elite first responder squad is currently present to oversee the proceedings.
It is suspected that Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) may be due to trauma, at least it has been proven that trauma does have an impact on pain intensity. The pathology still isn't clear for FMS due to many different variables and etiologies that can lead to chronic widespread pain this can include physical traumas or injuries, emotional trauma, and/or genetic susceptibility. A cross-sectional study was published by Hindawi in Pain and Research Management titled Prevalence and Characterization of Psychological Trauma in Patients with Fibromyalgia.
Healing your inner child from trauma: a step-by-step guide
Child hiding face while shamed. (This article has affiliate links benefiting author)Photo bySoupstock. Our inner child manifests through our beliefs and actions and can have a negative influence on our thoughts, feelings, interpersonal behavior, and choices as adults. To heal trauma, we must develop a relationship with our wounded self.
10 Ways to Support Someone with PTSD
It's not easy to live with PTSD, and it can feel equally difficult to watch someone you love struggle with it. What can you do?. PTSD can put a strain on relationships and make everyday activities feel like a challenge.
7 Misconceptions About PTSD
People with PTSD are often misunderstood and not taken seriously. They're seen as weak or unhinged, but the truth is that they have an incredible ability to survive in conditions of unimaginable trauma.
The Narcissistic Epidemic And How To Battle It
Narcissism is a big buzzword these days. There are hundreds if not thousands of questions about it on Quora and many articles on multiple platforms, and the reason is Narcissists manipulate and devastate their victims. They isolate them, turn their world upside down and then discard them, usually leaving them alone to search for answers about what just happened to them.
Reading and Writing to Overcome Childhood Trauma-Part 2
This is the second in a series of essays about Reading and Writing to Overcome Trauma—written by an author who has spent decades overcoming childhood trauma by reading books of all kinds and writing—journals, short stories, and novels, particularly mysteries and thrillers.