Dave Rocker: For Vets in Need of Healing, Novel Treatments for Depression and PTSD

While introducing the Experimental Medicine Initiative at a recent conference, Thomas Insel, the director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), criticized both antidepressant medications and psychotherapy for their high rates of failure. Insel says the currently available interventions for mental illness are “woefully inadequate” and is frustrated by a “lack of progress” when it comes to [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00August 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Why We Should Talk About Mindfulness During National PTSD Awareness Month

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. According to a comprehensive study done by the RAND Corporation, at least 20% of America’s armed forces veterans who have fought in either Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression. With the number of veterans of these recent wars at more than 2.7 million, [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00June 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments