Curing PTSD?

Soldiers and civilians alike suffer the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Causes are generally linked to genetics and neurotransmitters in the brain. What can be done to counteract and treat the recurring mental terror, and emotional problems, that follow a traumatic event? Treatment usually includes psychotherapy (talk therapy), and antidepressants, like approved drugs Paxil and Zoloft. Recent research indicates that guided imagery, and healing touch, have a significant impact on symptom relief. Scientists are also investigating the benefits of short-term intensive therapy sessions, and the impact of drugs like ecstasy and marijuana, which have tested well in experimental treatments.

Read the full article here: Curing PTSD? – Ask Dr. Weil