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As a followup to my earlier post about exposure therapy, for those of us who struggle with PTSD…another article is published about the therapy and a drug that works by changing the epigenome. More info and the full story: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/22/drug-tweaks-epigenome-to-erase-fear-memories/
Article focuses on military PTSD, but offers helpful advice for others… Yourwellness Magazine gave PTSD sufferers four ways to create and maintain successful intimate relationships: 1. Establish a personal support network. A strong team of professionals can help with the PTSD while the patient maintains or rebuilds relationships with family and friends. 2. Create a... Read more »
It all began on the first Monday of 1999. A New Year’s storm blanketed Chicago with many inches of snow. The day’s temperatures were in the single digits. I caught the 6:04 a.m. express train from Aurora’s Route 59 Metra station to my downtown office. The train was barreling eastbound at top speed in the... Read more »
I’d like to dedicate this blog to my family and anyone who struggles with PTSD. We often hear about military veterans and their challenges related to PTSD. This blog is for those veterans, but also for civilians (like me) and first responders who cope with the condition. The blog’s goals are two-fold: Create an open... Read more »
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