Navigation Links
Ecstasy could help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
Date:3/8/2009

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (March 9th, 2009) Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stress learn to deal with their memories more effectively by encouraging a feeling of safety, according to an article in the Journal of Psychopharmacology published today by SAGE.

Studies have shown that a type of psychological treatment called exposure therapy where the patient repeatedly recalls the traumatic experience or is repeatedly exposed to situations that are safe but still trigger their traumatic feelings can be effective in relieving stress responses in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxious conditions. The therapy works by helping the patient to re-learn the appropriate response to the trigger situation, a process known as extinction learning.

But this approach can take some time, and 40% of patients continue to experience post-traumatic stress even after their treatment. To improve outcomes, scientists have been investigating the use of drug therapies to enhance the effect of exposure therapy, making the result of exposure to the fear trigger easier, faster, and more effective. MDMA (the pharmaceutical version of Ecstasy) is one such drug.

"A goal during exposure therapy for PTSD is to recall distressing experiences while at the same time remaining grounded in the present. Emotional avoidance is the most common obstacle in exposure therapy for PTSD, and high within-session emotional engagement predicts better outcome," explain authors Pl-rjan Johansen and Teri Krebs, who are based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and supported by the Research Council of Norway.

Psychiatrists that have administered MDMA to anxiety patients have noted that it promotes emotional engagement; strengthens the bond between the patient and doctor, known as the therapeutic alliance; decreases emotional avoidance; and improves tolerance for recall and process
'/>"/>

Contact: Mithu Mukherjee
mithu.mukherjee@sagepub.co.uk
44-020-732-42223
SAGE Publications UK
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
2. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of anti-rejection drugs
3. HIV denialists spread misinformation online -- consequences could be deadly; and more
4. Virus Could Help Drive Obesity
5. Discovery of sugar sensor in intestine could benefit diabetes
6. Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment
7. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
8. High-risk behaviors could lead to HIV epidemic in Afghanistan
9. Chinas 1-child policy could backfire on its elderly
10. 1.5 million children could be saved
11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Ohio (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Unveiled at ... new Strategic Direction Scorecard conservatively estimates member hospital ROI on ... spent on dues, The Center provides $12.50 in value to ... is (Member Value – Member Dues)/Member Dues. , “This ... at this number and we think the methodology is really ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella ... innovative True Form Tummy Tuck® method as ... at The University of Texas Medical Branch in ... medical student. Patronella, who is a founding partner of ... in Texas, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The leading review website, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, has recently announced ... the best Dedicated Server Hosting suppliers. Their websites ... buy high quality hosting and save money at ... Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that iPage and GreenGeeks ... lot of the global clients enjoy using their ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 This ... for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative analysis at ... of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and ... news and press releases. It also reviews key ... Seizure and special features on late-stage and discontinued ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Recently, Fancyflyingfox.com, an innovative company that ... announced its latest designs of 2014 mother of ... elegant outfits are offered with big discounts, up to ... October 30 can enjoy this special offer. , ... it has become one of the leading brands in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Plastic Surgeon Patronella Presents Artistically-Inspired Tummy Tuck Method to Future Generation of Plastic Surgeons in Texas 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Fancyflyingfox.com Updates Its Website With New Mother Of The Bride Dresses For 2014 2
... But overall odds are still low and headache sufferers ... -- Migraines are more common in women with multiple sclerosis ... , The study looked at close to 117,000 U.S. women ... had been diagnosed with migraine at the start of the ...
... problem, researcher says , TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) ... computation method is highly accurate in detecting a ... a new study. , More than 2 million Americans ... chambers quiver instead of beating effectively. This causes blood ...
... of death, recurrence halved for those who took it, study ... study of more than 4,000 women who were diagnosed with ... survival and reduce the risk of recurrence. , "Women who ... breast cancer [during the study follow-up period] than those who ...
... Feb. 16 Twenty-nine Clear ... 11-12 raising $2,792,094 for St. Jude Children,s Research ... research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Despite ... these stations last year by 11 percent. , "Radio listeners have ...
... 16 In these difficult times in Washoe County ... services into the Reno area.   The Newton ... Programs Inc. is providing cutting edge educational and therapeutic services to ... represents a net investment into the area. This means outside ...
... researchers have developed a hands-free alternative to cell phone texting ... it, make it safer," said Juan Gilbert, professor and chairman ... He said one problem with banning texting while driving ... said it will be difficult for police to can,t enforce ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Migraine Tied to Raised Multiple Sclerosis Risk 2Health News:In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation 2Health News:Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival 2Health News:Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival 3Health News:29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases 2Health News:29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases 3Health News:Reno Children With Disabilities Profit From a Little Known but Internationally Recognized Non-Profit Organization as it Quietly Crosses the $200,000.00 Mark in Service Investment Into the Reno Area 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... N.Y. , Oct. 20, 2014 Pharmaceutic ... outsourcing facility in Albany, NY ... trials. The company meets and/or exceeds the FDA standards ... and 21 CFR Part 211. The ... the highest levels of quality assurance and quality control. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... -- Norgine B.V. today announced that the ... preparation, NER1006, presented at the 79 th Annual ... Philadelphia, PA , has met its ... endpoint of cleansing success. The study demonstrated high quality ... in screening colonoscopy patients. [1] (Logo: ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... , October 20, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: ... , Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has notified the Board of ... to pursue a new career opportunity as CFO of Severn Trent ... and the company will commence a search for a new CFO ... "James has helped build and lead a high-quality finance team ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Positive Results from Phase II Data Show NER1006 Achieves High Quality Bowel Cleansing Efficacy 2Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 2Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 3Interim Chief Financial Officer James Bowling to Step Down 4
... Dec. 22, 2010 SCOLR Pharma, Inc., a Delaware corporation ... it notified the NYSE Amex Exchange (the "Exchange") of its ... Exchange Commission (the "Commission") to effect the voluntary withdrawal of ... to file the Form 25 with the Commission on or ...
... WPI ) today announced the U.S. Food and ... – the first and only low dose oral contraceptive to ... chewable form, with four 75 mg ferrous fumarate (iron) placebo ... proven effective in lowering the risk of pregnancy. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Intention to Voluntarily Delist From NYSE AMEX Exchange 2SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Intention to Voluntarily Delist From NYSE AMEX Exchange 3SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Intention to Voluntarily Delist From NYSE AMEX Exchange 4Watson Announces Novel Oral Contraceptive Approval 2Watson Announces Novel Oral Contraceptive Approval 3Watson Announces Novel Oral Contraceptive Approval 4
Marquette General Health System Reference Laboratory provides a full range of testing including, Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Cytology, Anatomic Pathology, Flow Cytom...
... The Johns Hopkins University Dermatology, ... Laboratory is a federally-(Clinical Laboratory Improvement ... that began operation in 1982. Its ... quality diagnostic allergy and immunology testing ...
... national reference laboratory and a laboratory ... an extensive test menu of highly ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... clients include university teaching hospitals and ...
Sharp tipped scissors angled 135 from the shaft with a horizontal cutting action. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina and cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface (delamination)....
Medicine Products: