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FDA Panel Rejects MDMA Treatment
FDA Panel Rejects
MDMA Treatment
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FDA Panel Rejects MDMA Treatment

It was the first time FDA advisers considered a Schedule I psychedelic drug for medical use

(Newser) - Advocates have long pushed for the psychedelic drug known as MDMA, ecstasy, or molly to be approved as a prescription drug for those with post-traumatic stress disorder , but the movement suffered a big setback Tuesday. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted—"overwhelmingly," CNN reports—against recommending...

Among College Students, a 'Shocking' Find
Among College
Students, a
Troubling Find
on PTSD
NEW STUDY

Among College Students, a Troubling Find on PTSD

Diagnoses more than doubled from 2017 to 2022

(Newser) - Current college students have lived through a chaotic few years, and it's turning up in their mental health assessments in at least one significant way. The New York Times reports that diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder , or PTSD, within this demographic more than doubled from 2017 to 2022, with...

TV Meteorologist Stepping Down After Death Threat
TV Meteorologist
Stepping Down
After Death Threat
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TV Meteorologist Stepping Down After Death Threat

Chris Gloninger of Iowa's KCCI says messages last year left him with PTSD

(Newser) - Meteorologists around the world are facing increasingly aggressive pushback due to their coverage on climate change, with some cases turning outright abusive . Now, the chief weather forecaster at Iowa's KCCI is stepping down from his post for just such a reason. Chris Gloninger, a Regional Emmy winner for his...

Military Drone Operators Suffer a Heavy Mental Toll

'New York Times' explores the effects on them

(Newser) - Kevin Larson was a churchgoing Eagle Scout and honors student with dreams of becoming a fighter pilot. He received his officer’s commission in 2012, but by then, the Air Force didn’t need airplane pilots, it needed drone pilots. Larson was disappointed, according to a story in the New ...

Psychedelic Drug Shows Great Promise for PTSD Sufferers

Therapy assisted by MDMA (aka ecstasy) could be approved by 2023

(Newser) - Ecstasy appears on track to become an FDA-approved prescription treatment if the results of the first Phase 3 trial on psychedelic-assisted therapy are any indication. As the New York Times reports, 67% of PTSD patients who were given a dose of the drug during therapy no longer qualified for a...

FKA Twigs: Abusive Shia LaBeouf Gave Me PTSD

Singer says it took months to 'gather enough of myself' to leave him

(Newser) - FKA Twigs says her boyfriend, actor Shia LaBeouf, had just strangled her in public in front of unmoving witnesses when she typed a search into Google. "Free women's abuse helpline USA." Twigs, aka Tahliah Barnett, called the first number that appeared and suddenly went from "a...

Facebook to Pay Moderators $52M for Psychological Damages

Some of them developed PTSD from viewing graphic, disturbing videos

(Newser) - Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators, whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and other injuries that can...

In Protest-Heavy Nation, a Big Find on PTSD
In Protest-Heavy
Nation, a Big
Find on PTSD
NEW STUDY

In Protest-Heavy Nation, a Big Find on PTSD

Nearly one-third of people in Hong Kong say they have PTSD symptoms

(Newser) - A new study identifies a "major mental health burden" in Hong Kong, and it's linked to much of the social unrest there. Per the Guardian , a new study published in the Lancet journal notes that almost a third of adults there—nearly 2 million people—reported having symptoms...

Ruby Rose Ran Into an Old Pal. Then It All Began 'to Unravel'

'Batwoman' actress reveals lifelong struggles with depression, suicide attempts, dissociative amnesia

(Newser) - Ruby Rose made the revelation last month that she'd badly hurt doing stunts on the set of Batwoman, and she even posted an up-close look at the surgery she'd had to undergo to take care of her injuries. Now the 33-year-old actress has offered another glimpse into her...

Teen Rape Survivor Who Requested Euthanasia Ends Her Life

17-year-old Noa Pothoven suffered PTSD and depression

(Newser) - "After years of struggling and fighting, it's over." So reads a Dutch teen's "sad last post" Saturday on her Instagram account , noting she'd stopped eating and drinking and would soon be free from "[unbearable] suffering." The Washington Post reports on the right-to-die...

Lady Gaga Reveals Shocking List of Mental-Health Woes

She calls mental health a 'crisis of epic proportions'

(Newser) - "I'm telling you this because for me it was too late." So said Lady Gaga at a fundraiser Thursday about her ongoing mental-health battles, People reports. While accepting an award at the SAG-AFTRA Patron of the Artists Award event in Beverly Hills, Calif., the 32-year-old performer said...

Track Palin Booted From Veterans Court

Sarah Palin's son looking at a year in a halfway house after latest assault arrest; jail unlikely

(Newser) - The oldest son of Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case. Track Palin , 29, has been accused of three attacks on...

'Rising Democratic Star' Drops Out of Race, Cites PTSD

Democrat Jason Kander says he's 'done hiding' his post-traumatic stress disorder, depression

(Newser) - "I suffer from depression and have PTSD symptoms. After 11 years, I'm finally ready to do something about it." That was the surprise tweet Tuesday from Jason Kander, an Afghanistan war veteran and "rising Democratic star" who'd hoped to become the next mayor of Kansas...

Lawsuit: My Facebook Job Gave Me PTSD

Former moderator says company doesn't do enough to help workers

(Newser) - It is, by all accounts, a grueling job—poring over thousands of graphic Facebook posts to determine whether they cross the line. Now a woman who worked as such a moderator is suing the company because she says the job gave her PTSD, reports Motherboard . Selena Scola says Facebook doesn'...

Killer: Murder I Committed Gave Me PTSD
Killer: Murder
I Committed
Gave Me PTSD
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Killer: Murder I Committed Gave Me PTSD

Canadian government is paying for treatment of imprisoned Christopher Garnier

(Newser) - Christopher Garnier strangled Catherine Campbell to death in 2015, then dumped her body by a bridge in Halifax, Canada. Now the 30-year-old is serving a life sentence, but he made an unusual—and successful—plea to the court, reports the CBC . Garnier argued that he has PTSD as a result...

Mel B Admits 'Drinking to Numb My Pain'

Says she'll get treatment for sex, alcohol addiction

(Newser) - Mel B has a hurdle to clear before embarking on a Spice Girls tour next year. Admitting to "drinking to numb my pain" from an allegedly abusive marriage and the death of her father last year, the 43-year-old singer and America's Got Talent judge tells the Sun she...

Ariana Grande: I Have PTSD From Concert Attack

Her new tattoo honors Manchester

(Newser) - Ariana Grande says she suffers from PTSD in the aftermath of a bombing that killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, England, last May. "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it's a real thing,"...

Veterans Pushing States to Approve Pot as PTSD Treatment

28 states include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs

(Newser) - Against the backdrop of the nation's largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he'd sign legislation making New York the latest in a fast-rising tide of states to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it's illegal under federal law and doesn'...

They Weathered War, PTSD, and Prison. Love Prevailed

The 'New York Times' has the story of Samuel Siatta and Ashley Volk

(Newser) - A loop of blue dental floss is one of Ashley Volk's treasured possessions, and it's introduced at the start of a New York Times article on a moving story of a modern love that overcame great obstacles. The Chicago woman first spotted it on the ring finger of...

Paramedic's Mom Died in His Arms. He Can't Get Workers' Comp

Quebec's Olivier Mireault was on a work call—but he responded before shift started

(Newser) - In November, Quebec paramedic Olivier Mireault responded to a call at his mom's house. The 63-year-old ended up dying in her son's arms of an aortic aneurysm rupture after he couldn't revive her. "I said, 'This can't be real. Someone wake me up,'...

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