PTSD And Suicidal Ideation

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Wonder what the science of the brain receptor chemical is
 
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I don't understand all that neuroscience stuff myself. But, they certainly seem to have moved on from the old, screwdriver through the eye socket, days.
 
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That was an interesting article.That would be great if they could develop a medication to help with the suicidal thoughts in those with PTSD.

The article actually made me feel a bit better about myself.I've struggled with suicidal thoughts since I was very young.I'm not exactly sure how young I was when they began but I do know even as young as 6 years old I was having them.For them to find a potential biomarker in those with PTSD makes me feel less ashamed of it.My PTSD is from childhood abuse so now it's understandable why I had those thoughts so young,it was the PTSD and not because I was just a really messed up kid.
 
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I read the article once again and this part gives me hope..

"We don't have anything right now in PTSD [that] we can give people to alleviate suicidal thinking rapidly," said study senior author Irina Esterlis, a neuroscientist at Yale University School of Medicine. "If we have a biomarker that is specific to PTSD," that may pave the way for the development of a drug specifically for symptoms of suicidal thoughts tied to PTSD,
 
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It is amazing what they are finding out about the brain through scanning. I always wished i had enough money to get a compartive brain scan. Thank You for posting the article. Hugs
 

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