Julie O'Brien

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The Party Drug Ketamine Is Becoming An Unlikely Treatment For Depression

Ketamine or "Special K" as it is nicknamed on the street, is one of the new generation of party drugs. Its hallucinogenic effects give out-of-body experiences, but it has also been found to be surprisingly effective in reducing depression and doing so far more quickly than traditional …

New approaches to treating depression

<i>For years depression has been seen as a biological condition, with medication a commonly recommended treatment. However drugs don't suit everyone and</i> …

The Brain

Tama Lane, Psy.D.: Why PTSD Flares Up During the Holidays--And What You Can Do About It

<b>By Tama Lane, Psy.D.</b><p>Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating disorder with an estimated lifetime prevalence between 1% to 9% in the general population. With PTSD, the psychological and emotional wounds and repercussions of the actual traumatic event can last for many years, and if …

Mental Health

VETERAN: Ecstasy Drug Saved Me From My Battle With PTSD

Macie was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his return, and he eventually tried the alternative treatment MDMA after his PTSD was deemed "treatment-resistant," he writes in a Reddit AMA thread.<p>MDMA is the main ingredient in the party drug ecstasy, and Macie was able to take …

Changing Memories to Treat PTSD

A controversial area of brain research suggests it may be possible—but is it ethical?<p>Before he lost the ability to sleep through the night; before the panic attacks started; before he drove his truck over an improvised explosive device, leaving him with traumatic brain injury; before a second …

‘Hidden Wounds’: Battling PTSD With Music

<i>“We’re currently losing more veterans to suicide than to enemy action. If you ever confront another veteran and they tell you they never thought</i> …

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD

<i>Creative Commons image Apothecary cabinet, courtesy of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Flickr.</i><p>On Oct. 28, 2000 I witnessed the murder of my dear friend Wendy, and the shadow of that trauma has shaped my life ever since.<p>But that's not my whole story, nor do I want it to be. (I can almost hear …

Study on the Effects of Weed on PTSD Gets the Green Light | VICE News

Can veterans help treat the trauma of war with marijuana? That's what one psychiatrist intends to find out, and is one step closer to doing so after Colorado's medicinal marijuana authority put her pot research in line to receive a $2 million grant.<p>Sue Sisley is the doctor overseeing the country's …

Hypermobility Syndromes Association » Hormones & Hypermobility

Posted By Alan Hakim, June 9, 2013<p>Professor Howard Bird considers what types of hypermobility might be susceptible, what hormones might aggravate the …

Women's Health

Pilates and hypermobility

Pilates is the gym class of choice for hypermobility. That's a massive sweeping statement, as everyone is different and some won't be able to do it …

Young West Drayton woman with invisible illness ‘laughed at like a public display’

A YOUNG woman suffering from a genetic condition has stopped visiting Uxbridge, her favourite place, after being constantly stared at and laughed …

Empathy

Questions regarding EDS will now be asked in Parliament!

Petition update<p>Questions regarding EDS will now be asked in Parliament!<p>Dec 7, 2014 — I just want to thank each and every one of you for signing, …

United Kingdom

Chronic pain in patients with the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: evidence for generalized hyperalgesia

Chicago<p>Rombaut, Lies, Mark Scheper, Inge De Wandele, Janneke de Vries, Mira Meeus, Fransiska Malfait, Raoul Engelbert, and Patrick Calders. 2014. …

Osteoarthritis