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Empathy and compassion: how to

Empathy and compassion: how to help a loved one suffering from PTSD

Supporting someone who is struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) requires empathy, patience, and knowledge. While the path to healing is extremely personal, you shouldn't underestimate the importance of your role in their journey. Understanding the difficulties of PTSD and Read More...

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How ketamine can help fight depression

Quick acting aid A recent review from the University of Exeter, has shown that the sedative drug ketamine, has therapeutic effects in regards to mental health. The study, published in BJPsych Open, analyzed 83 papers to conclude that the drug can quickly improve symptoms of depression and suicidal Read More...

Does EMDR spell healing?

Does EMDR spell healing?

November 2007 issue In 1974, Sam (not his real name) joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary, now known as the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The death toll exacted by The Troubles was being ratcheted up daily, topping 1,000 in April of that year. It would double and then triple over the course Read More...