30 JUN

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What People with PTSD Wish You Knew

It’s not always easy to live with someone who suffers from PTSD. There are accommodations that need to be made so that the person with PTSD can be comfortable most of the time. Loud noises can up-end what was otherwise a really good day. A misplaced hand or unexpected interaction can cause a startle response […]

2 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Mindful Lifestyle Changes for Total Health

Mindfulness trains you to become aware of what is going on inside your body and mind and how your inner world of thoughts and feelings is reacting to the events that are taking place in the world around you. When you develop this kind of mindful awareness, you become more aware of inner disturbances when […]

21 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
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PTSD Biomarker Found

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious, multisystem disorder with multiple medical comorbidities. Most people who have PTSD do not seek specialized mental health treatment, but present to primary care services for a variety of somatic and medical complaints. Often difficult to diagnose, scientists now believe they have found a biological marker for PTSD. Nikolaos […]

27 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Veterans: A New Alternative Treatment for PTSD

A group of veterans is seeking to educate people about new treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To them, it is a matter of quality of life for returning service personnel and a matter of cost. One Vietnam Vet claims he was treated for PTSD with very strong medication, but […]

22 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:32 am
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Treatment Courts: Helping Veterans in Montana

In Montana, “a treatment-based alternative to incarceration for veterans caught up in the criminal justice system”is the Veterans Treatment Court. The program is supported by law enforcement officials and judges across the state, including the Attorney General, and is proving to be a popular and successful drug and alcohol treatment plan. Graduates of the program […]

27 MAR

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:48 am
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PTSD: Can It Be Treated with Marijuana?

The legalization of marijuana is stimulating the long needed and much delayed research into its medicinal effectiveness.  Marijuana is being considered as a treatment for pain relief, depression, and stress. Now the government has approved a study researching the efficacy of marijuana in helping veterans from recent wars overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Department […]

10 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:03 pm
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“Memory Extinction” May Have Therapeutic Potential for PTSD Sufferers

The possibility of replacing harmful and unwanted memories has unknown and potentially unlimited potential for the 7.7 million Americans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. While today we do not have the ability to “erase” unwanted memories, we are finding ways to make newer memories of safety stronger. We already know that the particular […]

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