ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Project bridges compute staff, resources at ORNL and VA health data to speed suicide risk screening for US veterans Photo Credit: Carlos Jones, ORNL https://www.newswise.com/articles/media-article/718245 In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has expanded a VA-developed predictive computing model to identify veterans at risk of suicide and…

Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Inhibitor Effectively Targets Fear in PTSD

by Kenny Walter https://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor-targets-fear-ptsd New data suggests a fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors can improve the recall of fear extinction memories and attenuate the anxiogenic effects of stress in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. A team led by Leah M. Mayo, PhD, the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience at Linköping University, conducted a…

Sweden – New medication may be able to improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD

by Karin Söderlund Leifler, Linköping University. Photo Credit: Anna Nilsen/Linköping University https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-medication-effects-psychological-treatment-ptsd.html A medication that boosts the body’s own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, obtained in an early-stage, experimental study on healthy volunteers at Linköping University in Sweden, give hope…

America – After 68% of Patients Were Cured of PTSD in Phase-2 Trials, Clinics May Soon Offer MDMA Therapy

By McKinley Corbley – Aug 27, 2019. Photos by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/clinics-may-soon-offer-mdma-to-ptsd-patients/ With suicide rates in the US increasing by 33% since 1999, and more than 800,000 veterans getting disability checks from the government because of their PTSD—at an estimated taxpayer cost of $17 billion per year—it is high time to…

Battling chronic illness, Navy veteran finds joy in art.

Painting offers theraputic value . U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. By: ANTHONY SABELLA https://www.channel3000.com/lifestyle/battling-chronic-illness-navy-veteran-finds-joy-in-art/1114062764 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nez Nelsen never knows what it’s going to look like when she lifts…