ptsd

  1. Mr Joe

    Combo High Dose (B1 + Cypro + B3) + T3 for recovery

    2 Years ago Symptoms : All day Anxiety, Depression Emergency state. Any bad thought would cause belly contraction and a cycle of stress diffucult to calm. Sleepness, GERD intense headaches when doing mental effort. I am understanding now that all of these could be symptoms of very low metabolism...
  2. haidut

    Serotonin (and SSRI drugs) can cause anxiety and PTSD

    Yet another great study exposing just how much of a "happy hormone" serotonin really is. As usual, the popular press article does everything possible to avoid pointing the finger at serotonin and even engages in misdirection. For example, it says that SERT is the main target of drugs like...
  3. haidut

    Stress (cortisol) Can Cause ANY Autoimmune Condition By Disrupting Gut Barrier

    A great new study that is not afraid to point out the paradox between mainstream medicine's claims of beneficial effects of cortisol and the reality of "autoimmune" conditions more often than not being associated with elevated levels of CRH, ACTH and cortisol. The role of CRH as a causative...
  4. md_a

    How Chronic Fear Results In Hypoxia In Tissues And Cancer In Humans Through Bohr Effect

    How Chronic Fear Results In Hypoxia in Tissues and Cancer in Humans through Bohr Effect Professor Sir Sorush Niknamian; Dr. Somayeh Zaminpira Fear is a number of chain reactions in the brain that occurs when one encounters a potentially harmful stimulus. The amygdala is the part of the brain...
  5. haidut

    Serotonin Causes The Startle Response, And Likely PTSD As Well

    As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic of PTSD. It is a condition that affects up to 30% of current/former military members, and is considered a condition of unknown cause and without treatment. Current treatment options consist of mostly symptom...
  6. haidut

    Chronic Stress (adversity) Lowers Dopamine And Causes Mental Illness

    The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name for just keeps on accumulating. Unfortunately, even in this latest study the scientists keep insisting that there is some mysterious and unquantifiable difference between chronic stress...
  7. haidut

    Estrogen Is A Stress Hormone, It Can Both Trigger And Potentiate The Effects Of Stress

    I was quite surprised to see this article in WebMD - a website that is bastion of mainstream medicine. It regularly promotes dogmas related serotonin, estrogen, oxytocin, growth hormone, etc and the myriad of "benefits" these substances bestow upon humans. However, a bit of truth apparently...
  8. haidut

    Insects Can Feel Both Acute And Chronic Pain, Can Even Develop Insect-PTSD

    Probably not many forum users know it, but to this day surgery on babies or other painful procedures is often performed without anesthesia. The rationale for this horrific torture is that the nervous system of babies is not developed yet, so they don't feel pain. It takes a special kind of...
  9. haidut

    Blocking Stress (adrenaline) Just Once Cures PTSD And Maybe Any Mental Disorder

    This is a remarkable study, which once again implicates extreme stress in the pathology of mental health disorders, specifically anxiety and PTSD. Just a few days ago I posted a study showing a high cortisol (C) / testosterone (T) ratio is likely causative in PTSD. People with high C/T ratio...
  10. haidut

    High Cortisol And Low Testosterone Likely Drive PTSD

    As the article below states, 20%+ of service members come back with PTSD. It is a devastating mental condition that makes patients not only unable to participate meaningfully in society but often drives them to violent and homicidal/suicidal behavior. Given the roles of cortisol and serotonin in...
  11. haidut

    Pregnenolone Is A Potent (functional) Endotoxin (TLR4) Antagonist

    It seems that pregnenolone is finally starting to look exciting to the medical industry. In addition for its intensive studies for a variety of mental issues, now studies are coming out demonstrating its endotoxin (LPS) antagonism effects. As most forum users know, endotoxin exerts its effects...
  12. haidut

    PTSD / Trauma Is Contagious, Can Be Transmitted Via Odor/pheromones

    This is an amazing study, which goes a long way in confirming what has been anecdotally known for centuries - bad experiences affect not only the individual experiencing them but everybody else this traumatized individual is in closed contact with. With one exception - psychopaths - who are...
  13. haidut

    Intrusive / Unwanted Thoughts Due To Low GABA Signalling

    Peat has mentioned GABA quite a few times in his articles and its role as the chief inhibitory signal in the body, protecting both brain cells and peripheral tissues/organs from excitotoxicity caused by PUFA, glutamate, estrogen, stress, etc. But the role of GABA is especially prominent in the...
  14. T

    Blocking PTSD With Doxycycline

    With likely implications around learned helplessness. "We find that recall of threat memory, measured with fear-potentiated startle 7 days after acquisition, is attenuated by ~60% in individuals who were under doxycycline during acquisition... Our findings support an emerging view that...
  15. haidut

    High Cortisol / Testosterone Ratio As A Likely Cause Of PTSD

    As the study below says the role of cortisol (C) in mood disorders has been known for more than 30 years. Cortisol's role in depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and eating disorders is well known even in mainstream psychiatry and many of the new drugs in pharma pipeline are aimed at suppressing...
  16. haidut

    Red Light Treats PTSD By Upregulating Cytochrome C And Brain Oxygenation

    The US military has been pouring a lot of money into PTSD research, and especially non-chemical treatments. The official estimates, which are likely downsized due to political concerns, are that about 25% - 30% of combat veterans suffer from some stage of PTSD. The prescribed SSRI drugs are...
  17. haidut

    Shellshock Now Recognized As Neurological Damage Caused By Stress

    Ray discussed this issue in one of the recent KMUD interviews and how it relates to brain exhaustion/damage caused by extreme stress. he said that once stress is over "the brain starts to massive regenerate itself" so I am wondering why recovery does not occur in some people. I guess either...
  18. haidut

    Serotonin Is Involved In The Formation Of Traumatic Memories

    The study makes several points. First, serotonin is involved in the formation of traumatic memories when under shock / stress. Second, memories do not appear to be stored in the synapses, which implies that in theory lost memories (like in patients with Alzheimers or concussions) can be restored...
  19. haidut

    Improving mitochondrial function may treat PTSD

    The study actually does not say that directly, but I am making the prediction based on other information I have learned over the years, and I am posting the studies that back it up. Here is the study that talks about blood pressure drugs in the categories ACE and ARB help PTSD...
  20. Amazigh

    Anxiety/PTSD/OCD: Prozac's Mechanism Of Action Is Normalization Of Allpregnanolone In The Brain

    This is in response to an email I sent to RP regarding someone that I'm with complicated health issues (had childhood cancer, has PTSD, OCD, high blood pressure, constipation, ED, muscle wasting). Something really interesting mentioned in the studies is the mechanism of action behind Prozac...
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