Research Coordinator opportunities at San Francisco VAMC
Hi! I'm hiring again! Come work for me! Researchers from the San Francisco VA Health Care System and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are recruiting paid, full-time research coordinators for multiple clinical trials and feasibility studies evaluating treatments for Veterans with PTSD, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and aging-related conditions. We are seeking coordinators with at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology (or related fields) who are able to start by January... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrLizG Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Being a Facebook moderator=criterion A trauma?
Thoughts about whether or not this would qualify under Criterion A for PTSD? I’m on the fence. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

In a gap year
Thread Starter In a gap year Follow 1 hour ago 1 hour ago My friend got U,U,E last year. He took a year out and re did A levels and now has AAA. Will medical schools accept him? He also suffered from PTSD during college which is why he underachieved so much. (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - August 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yasmin7263 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Tizanadine vs. Clonidine, Guanfacine
I'm a psychiatry resident with many patients who have many psychiatric and non-psychiatric symptoms which would benefit from treatment with an alpha-2 agonist. For example, TBI from MVA, so has issues with impulsivity, anger/aggression, anxiety, and PTSD but also chronic pain, especially back pain. In an effort to reduce polypharmacy and increase efficacy I am considering starting/changing-to alpha-2 agonists I am discussing with my psychiatry supervisors, but I hoped for some insight/wisdom... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aim-agm Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Saikokeishikankyoto!
Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder using the traditional Japanese herbal medicine saikokeishikankyoto: a randomized, observer-blinded, controlled trial in survivors of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami - PubMed The Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami caused immense damage over a wide area of eastern Japan. Hence, many survivors are at high risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This randomized, observer-blinded, controlled trial examined the efficacy and safety of the traditional Japanese... pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Jus...
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whopper Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Is PTSD overdiagnosed?
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MDMA for PTSD
What are people's thoughts on this? 76 per cent of participants in MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD have responded well (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cara susanna Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Stellate Ganglion Blocks for PTSD?
Just curious what others are doing. In milmed these have become pretty common and I'm doing a few a month with pretty good success. Do any insurances cover it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Baron Samedi Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Criterion A and trauma
Thoughts on whether Criterion A for PTSD is a) adequate/good as a definition of traumatic events or b) overly narrow and restrictive in its definition? As a violence researcher, I have colleagues I respect on both sides of this, and I fall somewhat in the middle in that I think people *way* over-extend the definition of trauma to mean "any distressing experience" and that there are some experiences that are potentially traumatic but don't fall under Criterion A (emotional abuse, etc). Also... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Virtual EMDR
I've noticed this has been getting advertised to me all over the place lately. Has anyone else come across this? Virtual EMDR Online therapy for PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction. Effective self-guided program for use at home without a therapist. Free trial www.virtualemdr.com Some of the claims on their website seem wildly irresponsible to me. It seems like they haven't done any actual evaluation of the effectiveness of their virtual implementation of EMDR and are just ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: beginner2011 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Board scores are up!
Looks like scores are up - I passed, thank god. With the PTSD of 2018, I was shaking just opening the email. Feels good to be done with it finally. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: radonculous2 Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums

PTSD Screening Tool?
I know we have a lot of VA folk and PTSD experts here--does anyone know of a free, relatively brief, and psychometrically sound PTSD measure to be used as a screening tool? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: foreverbull Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

A list of different PTSD treatments
Hello all, I am looking the common and less than common treatments used for PTSD. In particular, I want to know the common ones (e.g., CPT, PE), the more debated ones (e.g., EMDR), some other researched stuff (e.g., mindfulness, TM), and the pseudoscience (e.g., TFT). Does anyone have a resource for this? Or can we just throw all these into this thread? Thanks, (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DynamicDidactic Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Cyproheptadine for sexual side effects
So I've had a few VA patients lately who have been a bit unique in terms of medications and was hoping to get some input on people's experience with Cyproheptadine, as I have some questions about it that my supervising attending hasn't been able to answer (overall he's great, but just doesn't use Cyproheptadine and admits he doesn't really know a lot about it). First patient is more straightforward, 30-something yo m with PTSD and insomnia 2/2 severe nightmares. Prazosin did nothing and... Cyproheptadine for sexual side effects (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stagg737 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: A post-traumatic painful deformity of the elbow
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Good evidence-based trauma books?
Hi all, One of my prac students is interested in accessible, clinically-focused books on trauma/PTSD treatment. She bought "The Body Keeps Score", but I wanted to steer her towards better, more evidence-based stuff. Any recommendations? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

DBT vs. CPT for PTSD for abused women
Thought this may be an interesting study for the PTSD and DBT folk on the forum Dialectical Behavior Therapy for PTSD vs Cognitive Processing Therapy in Women Survivors of Childhood Abuse This randomized clinical trial compared the efficacy of 2 therapies for childhood abuse–associated posttraumatic stress disorder in women by randomizing participants to receive dialectical behavior therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder or cognitive processing therapy. jamanetwork.com (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DynamicDidactic Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Borderline Personality Disorder as a "dumping ground" diagnosis for chronic suicidality?
Has anyone else noticed that clinicians seem to be assuming that chronic suicidality equals a definitive diagnosis of BPD more and more, without doing a good differential? I mean, with chronic suicidality, BPD should definitely be on the differential list, but it's not the only disorder that can lead to this (MDD, Persistent Depressive Disorder, PTSD, etc), nor is it sufficient to diagnosis BPD in and of itself. It remains me of the old (and still somewhat prevalent) idea that non-suicidal... Borderline Personality Disorder as a "dumping ground" diagnosis for chronic suicidality? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Brainspotting?
Hello, Thank you in advance for your help on this. My patient is seeing a therapist who does Brainspotting. I am more familiar with EMDR than this. Is Brainspotting a good treatment for someone with PTSD with evidence? FAQs on brainspotting... Brainspotting? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TikiTorches Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Help low GPA/ high MCAT URM When to apply?
Hi all, I am a disadvantaged low SES afro-carib non-trad student. My parents are both immigrants and have less than a HS education. I attended a top 10 university in the Midwest for undergrad. I current work as a clinical research coordinator (2 years) and have 2 first author publications. I stopped taking premed courses after fall of my junior year of college. I had some difficulties in undergrad due to unresolved PTSD and sought counseling in the middle of my junior year of college. I... Help low GPA/ high MCAT URM When to apply? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: strangerclockwork Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

PTSD from vicarious trauma is an occupational disease and should be treated as such
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Participate in my Study Seeking to Understand Parents of Adolescents with Co-Occurring PTSD and Addiction and get a $20 Target Giftcard!
Research Participation Opportunity!‚Äč My name is Jocelyn Kressler and I am a psychology doctoral candidate at Adler University. I am completing a study that seeks to understand the lived experience of parents of adolescents who currently have (or have ever had) a diagnosis of PTSD and currently have (or have ever had) a diagnosis of a substance use disorder. My aim is to inform the psychology field with information from parents on how mental health providers can... Participate in my Study Seeking to Understand Parents of Adolescents with Co-Occurring PTSD and Addiction and get a $20 Target Giftcard! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkress416 Tags: IRB Approved Research Surveys Source Type: forums

New study questions efficacy of evidence-based therapies for PTSD in veteran and military population
Hi all, A colleague showed me an article about a new paper that questions the efficacy of EBPs for PTSD like PE and CPT. I was wondering what you all thought of it. Here's the article discussing the paper - VA, DoD recommended PTSD therapies don’t help many military patients, review finds Here is the paper itself -... New study questions efficacy of evidence-based therapies for PTSD in veteran and military population (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cara susanna Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Dilemma if I should quit...
Ive been pretty unhappy with my circumstances lately. First the school I picked isn’t the right one, second the class schedule sucks (mandatory attendance and we’re in class all day even second semester). I haven’t done well my first semester either, I didn’t fail any course but my anxiety is telling me that I may in my second semester (I guess ptsd from almost failing one of my courses in my first semester). I have been thinking about quitting but a part of me doesn’t want to. I don’t hate... Dilemma if I should quit... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: xoxo111 Tags: Podiatry Students Source Type: forums

Woman in her 30s is left with PTSD after being able to FEEL her surgeon cutting her torso because blundering NHS staff kept her awake and operated on
Case out of UK. Makes no sense. Media sensationalized. Woman in her 30s is left with PTSD after being able to FEEL her surgeon cutting her torso because blundering NHS staff kept her awake and operated on her with the wrong anaesthetic Woman in her 30s could FEEL surgeon cut her torso open in nightmare op Yeovil District Hospital (pictured) has accepted responsibility for the event and said a 'communication breakdown' led staff to use the wrong anaesthetic. The patient said medics couldn't hear her scream. ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheLoneWolf Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Post ICU Clinics
Anybody involved in these, or have any thoughts? I never gave much thought to them until I started talking to people who I remembered from the unit who I felt "did well" (recovered, went to rehab, went home, back at work). The mental and physical impact that critical illness still has on them (and probably will for life) I was truly stunned to see. Nightmares, PTSD, weakness, fatigue etc.. I started to wonder what kind of a life we're saving these people for? Then I heard that some... Post ICU Clinics (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tipsy McStagger Tags: Critical Care Source Type: forums

Tachycardia with stimulant? When to discontinue?
Hi, CAP fellow here. I have a 7 yo kid who I inherited from another doctor with a history of PTSD, ADHD and Intermittent Explosive Disorder. He's been on many different antipsychotics in the past due to behavioral outbursts. I have him on Focalin XR 20 mg qAM and Focalin XR 5 mg qNoon (insurance does not cover IR for reasons beyond me), Clonidine 0.1 mg qHS and Abilify 2 mg qAM (he was on a higher dose before but trying to lower as he is quite overweight). At any rate, the parent has been... Tachycardia with stimulant? When to discontinue? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shahseh22 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

PTSD and Stellate Ganglion Blocks
Hello: New to this forum. I am a board certified Pain Medicine MD. I have been seeing patients that are interested in stellate ganglion blocks (cervical sympathetic chain) for PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. Most of these patients found my practice due to the specificity/complexity of this procedure. Apparently, a '60minutes' CBS piece and a Podcast has sparked interest in this procedure for the aforementioned conditions. I have done my due diligence and cannot find literature... PTSD and Stellate Ganglion Blocks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 10KHertz Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Clinical Psychology PhD - Trauma/PTSD Focus
Hello, I am looking to apply to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and am interested in finding faculty that have research focuses in PTSD, trauma, and emotion dysregulation. Even better would be a PI that also utilizes MRI. Any guidance/information would be appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychinmichigan Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Re: Neglected causes of post-traumatic stress disorder
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60 mins: SGB for PTSD
Anyone else have experience with these? I've done 3-5 patient for a psychiatrist friend. 2 were clear home runs. The others were lost to follow-up (I just do straight to injection referral). Cash pay. The two who benefited, it was a very rewarding experience. Could a simple shot be a breakthrough treatment for PTSD? Stellate ganglion block therapy has helped a number of soldiers deal with PTSD and now they're calling for it to be used more widely. Bill Whitaker reports, Sunday on 60 Minutes. ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Neglected causes of post-traumatic stress disorder
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Re: Post-traumatic stress disorder after intensive care
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Veterans with PTSD
This place gives out free signs to vets who have PTSD, saying to not light up fireworks around their home. If the moderators want to take it down, I get it cause it's a link to a store, but the sign is free so I figure that might be okay. Store - Military with PTSD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whopper Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Disclose mental health issues?
Hi all. I'm applying for this upcoming medical school cycle. 3.8 GPA/513 MCAT. Decent extracurriculars, volunteering, shadowing, etc. Went to a state school in NY, and from NY. My main question is about disclosing possible health issues. I was an Army Ranger for 10 years before I decided to try my hand at being a pre-med. For a lot of it I was deployed to pretty undesirable places and with all the territory that comes with being deployed. I had pretty bad PTSD after I left, and while I was... Disclose mental health issues? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Szniols Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic?
Thread Starter Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic? Follow 30 minutes ago 30m ago I haven’t been hospitalised but I have overdosed. As others have said it’s confidential and won’t affect you application or acceptance so that shouldn’t stop you fr...
Source: The Student Room - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 12aissid Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Identifying post-traumatic stress disorder in forced migrants
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Clinical pet peeves?
What are your clinical pet peeves? My top ones: -People being diagnosed with both MDD and bipolar disorder, without noting that bipolar also explains the MDEs. -Autism (ASD) diagnoses being given on parent report and/or brief, informal observation alone. -PTSD diagnoses with no index traumatic event noted. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Source Type: forums

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines claiming PTSD
Passenger Who Survived A Fatal Flight Is Suing Southwest Airlines I'm curious to hear opinions from those of you involved in forensic work. The incident happened less than two weeks ago. It seems like an extremely quick turnaround to prepare and file a lawsuit, especially when the claim is substantially based on diagnoses that require a sustained period... Passenger sues Southwest Airlines claiming PTSD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MamaPhD Source Type: forums

What intimidates you about managing ptsd patients?
Why most psychiatrists prefer to plan on a long term therapy? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: elaboratewithdodge Source Type: forums

APA PTSD Treatment Guidelines
Just wanted to start a thread in case anyone else is following the controversy regarding APA's PTSD practice guidelines. I personally am extremely frustrated, so I wanted to vent a little here. I don't know how other people feel, but I personally believe that every issue that has been raised about the guidelines has been addressed more than sufficiently by members of the task force, and that this discussion is perpetuating a lot of harmful myths and ideas about PTSD and its treatment that... APA PTSD Treatment Guidelines (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cara susanna Source Type: forums

De-Prescribing Thread
SDN Pain shamans, lets use this thread to post the good, bad and ugly about opioid deprescribing. We can share our success stories - and failures- and support each other. I look forward to learning new tricks, techniques, and ways to handle the difficult conversations that we have every day. I'll start- 45 yo F with fibromyalgia, PTSD, diffuse pain came to me from PCP on 140 MME, slurring her words, disheveled and disabled, unable to string together a coherent sentence. Three months later,... De-Prescribing Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 61November Source Type: forums

Stupid question but here we go!
So, like my title warns, I have a stupid question but in the spirit of, "there are no stupid questions," lets give it a go! I'm a student, working on my prereq's for vet school and I have a problem—I have a difficult time with blood and guts. I didn't used to but then I had an incident and I'm working through some PTSD but here's my question: have any of you thrown up in vet school? I can imagine that students have but I'm neurotic and keep thinking, "Oh gawd, what if I'm the only one who... Stupid question but here we go! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SKLynch Source Type: forums

Applying to medcine with Mental health problems
Thread Starter Applying to medcine with Mental health problems Follow 9 hours ago 9h ago Hi there, So currently taking a year out of school due to being in hospital between august-november. But going back to year 12 this September to study Chemistry, biology and psychology. My stats for GCSE's are 765A...
Source: The Student Room - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: trumpet7765 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice and Support for a Struggling Undergrad?
Hello all, I am currently a 4th year undergrad going for a BSCS and taking EMT classes on the side. My GPA isn't great (2.9 ish) and I have a decent amount of withdraws on my record. I've switched majors twice and therefore have another 2 years or so before earning the bachelors. I've been wrestling PTSD, MDD and ADD during my school career, and would have done much better this semester if not for a boyfriend who was completely unsupportive and jobless. Medicine is more than a passion for... Advice and Support for a Struggling Undergrad? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: missdoomngloom Source Type: forums

Seeking advice: how to stand out in competitive programs
I'm putting this in a separate thread outside of "what are my chances" because I'm more seeking specific advice for both myself, and for students who graduated from state schools and feel at a disadvantage applying to traditionally big-name universities. My research interests very broadly are PTSD/ depression as a result of trauma and dissemination of EBT. My primary interests, though, are programs in which I can directly study EBT with war-affected populations (refugees), and I would also... Seeking advice: how to stand out in competitive programs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Meregold Source Type: forums

Re: Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of relapse prevention trials
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Would you have reported to child's protective services?
Interesting case last night in the OPD. I saw a mother who appeared well at first but was actually psychotic. She thought her husband implanted listening devices in her hear, she was hearing disparaging voices, non-command, and felt old friends and characters in her life was after her. These symptoms are context of long hx of opioid use, PTSD, and some genetic loading of psychosis. What makes this case a bit hairier is the fact she had a 7 year old with her, who she lives alone with. I... Would you have reported to child's protective services? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Madden007 Source Type: forums