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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress (abbreviated from the term for its clinical diagnosis, PTSD) describes the severe mental and emotional disturbance that can result from experiencing or even witnessing a traumatic event or series of events, such as sexual assault, warfare, physical or emotional violence, or other threats on one’s life and safety. Symptoms may include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams; sudden onset of mental or physical distress to unrelated stimuli; mood swings; personality alterations; and an increase in the fight-or-flight response. While the symptoms of post-traumatic stress can be severe and debilitating, there have been many breakthroughs in a wide range of effective treatments.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us from Trauma and PTSD

Despite modern pharmaceutical medications and many different psychological therapies, military veterans and survivors of mental and physical trauma from civil society continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ayahuasca Healing and Science

This book offers a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various disorders.

Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy

Changing Our Minds is an experiential tour through a social, spiritual and scientific revolution that is redefining our culture’s often-confusing relationship with psychoactive substances.

Manifesting Minds: A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality

Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass and others, this one-of-a-kind anthology published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), includes topics such as the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and...

Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness: Conversations with Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, Rick Strassman, Jeremy Narby, Simon Posford, and Others

David Jay Brown explores the future of mind-altering drugs, hallucinogenic plants, and the evolution of human consciousness through interviews with LSD discoverer Albert Hofmann, psychologist Stanislav Grof, DMT researcher Rick Strassman, anthropologist Jeremy Narby, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, ethnob...

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