Psychoneuroendocrinology of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Review article

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1998 Jun;21(2):359-79.

Abstract
In 1980, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was established to describe the long-lasting symptoms that can occur following exposure to extremely stressful life events. This article reviews the findings of neuroendocrinologic alterations in PTSD and summarizes the finding of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA), catecholamine, hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) systems. These are the neuroendocrine systems that have been studied in PTSD. Also included is a review of the basic facts about PTSD and biologic data.

PMID 9670231 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Survivors SPEAK OUT! Paul McMahon

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Survivors SPEAK OUT! Paul McMahon

presented 

by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

Paul McMahon 1 082817 Paul McMahon – Brain Injury Survivor from Down Under

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Paul McMahon

2. Where do you live? (city and/or state and/or country) Email (optional)

Sydney, Australia

3. On what date did you have your brain injury? At what age?

I was 28 years old.

4. How did your brain injury occur?

At my birthday party, I fell 3 1/2 floors – off a building onto concrete.

5. When did you (or someone) first realize you had a problem?

The moment it occurred

6. What kind of emergency treatment, if any, did you have?

I had surgeries for my physical condition. I have had no assistance with brain injury.

7. Were you in a coma? If so, how long?

Yes. Three days, I believe

8. Did you do rehab? What kind of rehab (i.e…

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Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

Source: Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

 

Source: <a href=”https://lookingforthelightblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/report-majority-of-military-misconduct-dismissals-linked-to-brain-injury-mental-health/”>Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health</a>

May 16, 2017 / 5 Comments
by Looking For The Light Blog
Mem and Women have given their lives since we landed in the country, we called America. Enlisting to fight for freedom, they knew the cost and it’s not free. With technology, our government is paying for state of the art equipment to protect and defend. The highest ranks of Military Officials lied to every Soldier enlisted the Military will take care of your health whatever it takes.
No war is pretty, nor free, every war comes advances in technology. International Relations is not looking good for America. The numbers of enemies are growing. The past several weeks North Korea is testing bombs and making threats against American. We can’t fight every country who hates America. Who is standing by our side and ready to fight if needed.
If we are to remain a free country, the Military needs to quit playing games and using dishonorable discharge for PTSD, Brain Injuries, Mental Illness, the list goes on as you will see in the video.
From the President, Chief of Staff and Military decision makers to take away the right to health is the least our government owes them. If you are dishonorably discharged you loose your benefits. The White House and Military are responsible for this horrific treatment of PTSD, Brain Injury and Mental Illness if they don’t fit another category.
Our government has to live with every suicide. Suicide which leaves widows, children left without a mom or dad. Mothers, Fathers, extended family and church family.
Our government lies to get what it needs and change the terms to suit them. This is not a government I have faith in and my naive blinders are off. The public does not serve our government, we vote on the bullshit theme of a campaign which is rarely delivered once voted in.
THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SERVES THE PUBLIC, NOT VICE VERSA.
Please reblog to everyone who will or may care about the abuse of Military Soldiers.
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US Military not keeping their promise

Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

Looking For The Light

Mem and Women have given their lives since we landed in the country, we called America. Enlisting to fight for freedom, they knew the cost and it’s not free. With technology, our government is paying for state of the art equipment to protect and defend.  The highest ranks of Military Officials lied to every Soldier enlisted the Military will take care of your health whatever it takes.

No war is pretty, nor free, every war comes advances in technology. International Relations is not looking good for America. The numbers of enemies are growing. The past several weeks North Korea is testing bombs and making threats against American. We can’t fight every country who hates America. Who is standing by our side and ready to fight if needed.

If we are to remain a free country, the Military needs to quit playing games and using dishonorable discharge for PTSD, Brain Injuries, Mental…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Chronically Impairs Sleep- and Wake-Dependent Emotional Processing

Sleep. 2017 Jun 1;40(6). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx062.

Mantua J(1), Henry OS(2), Garskovas NF(3), Spencer RMC(4)(3).

Source: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Chronically Impairs Sleep- and Wake-Dependent Emotional Processing

SHATTERED (BROKEN) DREAMS

Craig, we share some differing views on the core principles to maintain resilience – strictly on a personal level, anything working for anyone working at it is the best principle for them – but I do want to take the time to say I have scarcely been blessed with the time to explore your many publications and posts on TBI and related issues; even without full discovery of your writing, I want to let you know how prolific and passionate you seem. I truly appreciate this work you do, and have started my own discussion website blog fairly similar to yours. Once I work out the aesthetic kinks, I wish to emulate your work ethic and kind spirit in my writing, and in my invitation to others who may wish to contribute their stories. It is hard to regain written composition at my previous level, but if people can survive some perservation and run-ons, I am healing every moment and these will fade to dust in no time at all. Best of all the health and luck that there out there and that it comes your way, you deserve it!

Shattered (Broken) Dreams Can be Resurrected

SHATTERED DREAMS

by craig lock

An e-book being written and uploaded to Amazon, as I write it.

 

broken dreams (glass) 

BROKEN DREAMS

As children bring

their broken toys

With tears for us to mend,

I brought my broken dreams

to God

Because He was my Friend.

But then instead

of leaving Him

in peace to work alone,

I hung around

and tried to help

With ways that

that were my own.

At last I snatched them back

and cried,

“How can You be so slow?”

“My child,” He said,

“What could I do?

You never did let go.”

– Robert J Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914)

 “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God…

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