Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
It is normal to have stress reactions after a traumatic event. Your emotions and behavior can change in ways that are upsetting to you. Even though most people have stress reactions following a trauma, they get better in time. But, you should seek help if symptoms: Last longer than three months, cause you great distress disrupt your work or home life.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
Symptoms of PTSD may disrupt your life and make it hard to continue with your daily activities. You may find it hard just to get through the day. There are four types of PTSD symptoms: 1. Reliving the event (also called re-experiencing symptoms). Memories of the traumatic event can come back at any time. You may feel the same fear and horror you did when the event took place. For example: You may have nightmares, you may feel like you are going through the event again. This is called a flashback. You may see, hear, or smell something that causes you to relive the event. This is called a trigger. News reports, seeing an accident, or hearing a car backfire are examples of triggers. 2. Avoiding situations that remind you of the event: You may try to avoid situations or people that trigger memories of the traumatic event. You may even avoid talking or thinking about the event. For example: You may avoid crowds, because they feel dangerous. You may avoid driving if you were in a car accident or if your military convoy was bombed. If you were in an earthquake, you may avoid watching movies about earthquakes. You may keep very busy or avoid seeking help because it keeps you from having to think or talk about the event. 3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings: The way you think about yourself and others changes because of the trauma. This symptom has many aspects, including the following: You may not have positive or loving feelings toward other people and may stay away from relationships. You may forget about parts of the traumatic event or not be able to talk about them. You may think the world is completely dangerous, and no one can be trusted .4. Feeling keyed up (also called hyper arousal) you may be jittery, or always alert and on the lookout for danger. You might suddenly become angry or irritable. This is known as hyper arousal. For example: You may have a hard time sleeping, you may have trouble concentrating, you may be startled by a loud noise or surprise, and you might want to have your back to a wall in a restaurant or waiting room. IBOGAINE has shown to be highly effective to treat this condition according to our experience with several patients treated already.
BOGAINE (12-methoxyibogamine) is one of several alkaloids presents at the root of Iboga shrub Tabernanthe Iboga native of West Central Africa. NORIBOGAINE its active metabolite (12-hydroxyibogamine) arises from the transformation of IBOGAINE to pass through the liver. It has been shown since 1962 effective for the treatment of addiction to opioids and opiates (Heroin, Oxycodone, Morphine, Tramadol, Codeine, Buprenorphine etc.) finding made by Howard Lotsoft who suffered from chemical to heroin dependence and after ingestion root plant noted a surprising lack of desire for heroin and do not show acute withdrawal with which he started a titanic struggle trying that their observations were recognized by the scientific community. Years later was noticed that IBOGAINE was also very useful in treating other diseases such as addiction to:
-HEROIN and OPIATES
-Cafeine and others
So as to cause deep introspection states very useful in psychotherapy, qualities used by the Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo.
IBOGAINE acts on multiple systems of neurotransmission and neuronal circuits by adhering to multiple receptors in the brain like acetylcholine receptors, dopamine, serotonin receptors, Opioid receptors like Mu and Kappa, NMDA glutamate receptor type; By inhibiting the re-uptaker of serotonin so that the amounts of this neurotransmitter increase sharply in the brain and because of it, is useful for the treatment of depressive states. This increased concentration of serotonin in the brain increases the functioning of the prefrontal lobes of the brain, reducing the impulsiveness of addicted patients, since the prefrontal lobes act as a natural brake to behavior or impulses originated in deeper brain structures. IBOGAINE increases the release of glial-derived neurotrophic factor cells (GDNF) which is a powerful suppressant of alcohol consumption and prevents relapses.
Beyond the nucleus accumbens and dopamine
Recent studies show that prolonged exposure to addictive substances such as those mentioned occur in neurons expression of genes that normally remain dormant in normal people, which makes it even more complex recuperative process, however apparently IBOGAINE achieved regulate and reverse this gene expression by mechanisms unclear to date.
Finally IBOGAINE has shown effectiveness in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in both civilian and military populations. Hypotheses explaining such effectiveness are varied but are mainly focused on: A rebalance of the brain interhemispheric activity, recomposition of brain tonsillar structures, and the stages of REM sleep induced by IBOGAINE, in which a great neuronal plasticity exists, like shown in the human fetus brain causes a functional and structural restoration, in brain structures responsible for the memories, normal sleep architecture and emotions.