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PTSD: A Real Nightmare

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PTSD: A Real Nightmare

According to the textbooks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can result from exposure to “event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self and others, and during which the person’s response involved intense fear, helplessness or horror. Although we […]

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I Always Sit with My Back To The Wall: Why I Wrote The Book

The Beginnings of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder I came to San Antonio in 1973 to serve in the US Army Medical Corps at Ft. Sam Houston.  I was the medical director of the Army’s drug and alcohol program on post. It was towards the end of the Vietnam conflict and we never lacked for soldiers to […]

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Eating Disorder Causes May Include Abuse

In this short video, Dr. Croft explains why child abuse can increase the possibility of developing an eating disorder later in life. Dr. Harry Croft is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Medical Director of HealthyPlace.com. Dr. Croft is also the co-host of the HealthyPlace TV Show.

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Difference Between Manic and Hypomanic Episodes of Bipolar Disorder

There are two types of “highs” known as manic or hypomanic episodes. A manic episode generally lasts a week or more and involves significant problems in social or job/school activities and often is characterized by thinking that is psychotic (where the person is out of touch with reality). A hypomanic episode is usually shorter in […]

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Harry Croft Appears on Headline News’ ‘Primetime Justice With Ashleigh Banfield’ To Discuss Florida Airport Attack Perpetrator and PTSD

Harry Croft Appears on Headline News’ ‘Primetime Justice With Ashleigh Banfield’ To Discuss Florida Airport Attack Perpetrator and PTSD Excerpt: Dr. Croft: In retrospect, we know he probably should have been kept longer. He shouldn’t have been given h gun back. >> Ashleigh Banfield: In retrospect, laws in place at the time. That’s the issue. […]

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Scientists find possible PTSD relief

An already-approved muscle relaxant may offer relief for U.S. military veterans and first responders suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Phase 2 trials of the drug, TNX-102 SL, which contains the same chemical property as Flexeril, identified a dose and administration method that statistically improved participants’ PTSD symptoms among several mental health indices. […]

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Doctors reveal promising research for new PTSD treatment

SAN ANTONIO — Doctors are calling a new method an exciting step toward treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a disorder that affects as many as eight million adults during a given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Now, an old pill with a new use is being tested in San Antonio. In […]

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New treatment for post-traumatic stress being tested in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Post-traumatic stress affects more than seven million adults every year.  Many of those affected are military service personnel who’ve returned from combat. There is no cure for PTS, but a new drug currently in clinical trials is looking like the best treatment so far. Solider Mark Bratton told Ivanhoe, […]

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Should You Try Flotation Therapy?

If Mitch Jordan’s new BMW had suffered a hit-and-run accident eight months ago, the venture capitalist owner near Pasadena, California, would have fumed. “I would have felt such resentment and anger toward whoever this person was,” imagines Jordan, 48, whose last name has been changed to protect his privacy. But when that very scenario happened […]

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Clinical trial calls for participants to find cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN ANTONIO – With no prevention and no cure, many people’s lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Harry Croft, an expert on Alzheimer’s, said that more is being discovered about the disease every day. “We’re looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in their own disease, as well as maybe helping […]

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