What Are Trauma Responses?

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Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope. It can leave lasting imprints on one’s mind and body, often triggering automatic biological responses aimed at self-preservation. Most of us are familiar with the “fight or flight” response that occurs in periods of high stress. But trauma is […]

Treatment of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is physically and emotionally challenging. The degenerative nature of the disorder can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life, leading to depressive symptoms. Depression is, in fact, the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in Parkinson’s patients, affecting as much as 50% of those diagnosed. Current therapies for the […]

What is HMPV?

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Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a virus that belongs to the same family as other respiratory viruses, including RSV. First identified in 2001, HMPV has since been recognized as a significant cause of respiratory tract infections, particularly in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. How Do You Get HMPV? Like other respiratory […]

Ketamine for CRPS

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Can Ketamine Provide Relief for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multi-faceted and often misunderstood chronic pain condition that can significantly impact the lives of those affected. Ketamine for CRPS is a newer form of treatment that can offer rapid relief without the side effects and abuse potential of traditional […]

What Are Cannabis Derived Terpenes?

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The list of proven benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) is ever-increasing, from pain-relieving applications to mental health struggles. In addition to cannabidiol, all CBD products (except isolate) contain terpenes. These compounds are considered a critical element in boosting  CBD’s overall effect. But do cannabis derived terpenes have any use on their own? How do they work […]