Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In an analysis of health survey data collected by Statistics Canada from more than 24,000 Canadians, researchers from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and University of British Columbia (UBC) found that
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This study examined the prevalence of cyberbullying among adolescent psychiatric inpatients and related it to social media usage, current levels of symptoms, and histories of adverse early life experience. METHODS: Data on the prevalence of social media utilization and cyberbullying victimization were collected from adolescent psychiatric inpatients aged 13 to 17 years from September 2016 to April 2017. Fifty adolescent psychiatric inpatients completed 2 surveys assessing childhood trauma (the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire) and the Cyberbullying Questionnaire. RESULTS:...
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At the end of 2018, almost 1/5th of Sweden's population were migrants (born abroad). Migrants in Sweden, including refugee migrants, have higher risks for psychosis and PTSD, but lower risks for alcohol dependence and suicide than Swedish-born. Regarding d...
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INTRODUCTION: Depression is among the most widespread psychiatric disorders in France. Psychiatric disorders are associated with considerable social costs, amounting to €22.6 billion for treatment and psychotropic medication in 2011. Treatment as usual...
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(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than three million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with post-traumatic stress disorder, whose symptoms include nightmares or unwanted memories of trauma, heightened reactions, anxieties, and depression--and can last months, or even years.
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BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of long-term prospective disaster studies of the psychological sequelae among survivors. METHODS: At 1 ½ and 25 years after the Spitak earthquake, 142 early adolescents from two cities were assessed: Gumri (moderate-s...
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This study tested whether computerized cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression supported by a peer specialist with lived experience of depression (PS-cCBT) improves mental health-related outcomes for primary care patients. METHODS: I...
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BACKGROUND: People bereaved by suicide are a vulnerable group, also at risk of dying by suicide. The importance of postvention support (intervention after suicide) has recently been highlighted; however, little is known about the support needs of parents b...
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Conclusions: Offering opportunities such as family care rituals for family members to be involved with providing care for family members in the ICU was associated with reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This intervention may lessen the burden of stress-related symptoms in family members of ICU patients.
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We examined the associated population mental health burden, risk factors, and health-care needs. METHODS: In a population-based prospective cohort, adu...
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