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Experts: PTSD treatment must get physical

Based on recent findings, Australian researchers say PTSD treatments need to change from solely psychological assistance to include a variety of physical symptoms as well. According to professor Alexander McFarlane, director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide, “The ‘failure’ to treat the ‘biological’ symptoms of PTSD has not served […]

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Researchers look to experimental drug in new PTSD study

Researchers in San Antonio, Texas are looking into an experimental drug that may help veterans cope with the stresses they experienced from war. PTSD expert and former Army psychiatrist Dr. Harry Croft joins us to speak about the study.

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I Always Sit With My Back To The Wall

My name is Dr. Harry Croft. I am a psychiatrist in private practice since 1973 in San Antonio Texas and co-author of the new book, I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall.  The aim of this post is to give you some insight into my interest in writing about combat related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

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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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