TBI, PTSD, and Other Mental Health Conditions – Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry

It’s been said that life is a series of quiet explosions. We go about our lives, day in and day out until something happens that rocks our world. For some people, that event is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can happen in any number of ways. A fall. A car accident. A sports injury. … Read more

Common Myths About PTSD – NeuroSpa

If there is a mental health disorder that is often misunderstood, it’s PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often mistaken for anxiety, depression, or even something completely different. Simply put, it’s a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD may include: Nightmares Severe anxiety Depression Heightened reactions Flashbacks to … Read more

Alberta sets standards for psychedelic drug-assisted therapy | Globalnews.ca

The government of Alberta is outlining requirements and standards for psychedelic-assisted therapy, becoming the first province in Canada to put these guidelines and medical oversight in place. Psychedelic drugs include psilocybin, psilocin, MDMA, LSD, mescaline (peyote), DMT, 5 methoxy DMT and ketamine. Read more: Canada approving psychedelics for therapy is a positive step, experts say … Read more

Hey Medical World!! “Noncompliance” is PTSD!! | Better Diabetes Life

Research shows, and those of us that live with it know, diabetes is a fear-filled burden.  But now we are learning this loss of pancreatic function is textbook trauma.   Actually, a trauma that we relive every day!  As we understand trauma and how it may result in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), some interesting parallels … Read more

Penticton, B.C. man hand-cycling 400 km for mental health awareness – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

The moment Brent Worrall has been training for an entire year for is almost here. The Penticton, B.C., man will be taking on a 400-kilometre hand-cycle trek from Swift Current, Sask. to Humbolt, Sask. to pay tribute to the Swift Current Broncos bus crash in 1986 that killed four members of the ice hockey team, … Read more

How to Prevent Trauma From Becoming PTSD

This blog post is reprinted with permission from ADAA member Debra Kissen, PhD’s website. Unfortunately, there is no way to expedite the process of healing from trauma. The human condition is simply hard and comes jam-packed with suffering. The good news is that the intensity of emotional pain always reduces with time. This is not just … Read more

How Fireworks Can Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Diabetes Health

By Nadia Al-Samarrie   I spent 4th of July in San Francisco this year. A departure from my West Marin country life where fireworks are illegal. The locals decided to put on a fire show right in the intersection of a street with a two-way traffic light, only 100 feet away from my front door. … Read more