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N.S. first responders launch education site on trauma amid year of COVID, violence

Kelowna designer transforms hospital gowns from drab to fab

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 12:20 pm     Updated December 2, 2020 12:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new website is launching today to assist Nova Scotia first responders coping with trauma, in a year in which a pandemic and a mass shooting have added to the distressing experiences they routinely face. The site offers resources designed for paramedics, firefighters, police officers and health services workers to help […]

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MDMA will be approved to aid therapy for PTSD suffers by 2021: research group

Dr. Ingrid Pacey says MDMA can help overcome one of the major hurdles for conventional PTSD treatments

For the first time in decades, Canadian researchers are probing the potential of a psychedelic drug – ecstasy – for use in psychotherapy in a clinical trial approved by Health Canada. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is investigating the use of MDMA, the pure form of the party drug ecstasy, to assist therapy sessions for people with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The early research coming from this team has shown promise in treating those who suffer from some of the most challenging forms of PTSD. Filling a gap Currently available PTSD treatments have little effect on […]

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