PTSD

Journal Club #24: Kratom-Induced Psychosis? A Case Report

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #24: Kratom-Induced Psychosis? A Case Report
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat and host Brian Gallagher look at a case report of a supposed kratom-induced psychosis out of a student team from West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, advised by MDs Alexander Muacevic and John R Adler. A 43 year old man combat veteran with six tours of duty, traumatic brain …

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54. Afghanistan War Veteran Jaclyn O’Shea on surviving war, her husband’s suicide, and PTSD

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
54. Afghanistan War Veteran Jaclyn O'Shea on surviving war, her husband's suicide, and PTSD
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Jaclyn O’Shea has such a rich story that we couldn’t possibly tell it all in this short conversation. She is a United States Army veteran who served two tours in the War in Afghanistan. Her husband fought in Iraq in the Battle of Fallujah. He became one of several veterans in that battle who suffered …

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36. Surviving Abuse and Addiction with Julie Current

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
36. Surviving Abuse and Addiction with Julie Current
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Julie Current is a survivor. She had a rough childhood and as an adult she survived physical abuse that led to multiple disabilities like PTSD, chronic pain, and epilepsy. With kratom, kava, and cannabis as tools, she’s coming up on two years sober on October 28. This is Julie Current and this is her kratom …

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs
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Angie Childs says the road to her addiction started with an abusive childhood. She was first prescribed demerol as a teenager for PTSD-related migraines. After several years of opiate addiction and two near-death experiences, Angie found the strength to get sober. She has found kratom to be a powerful tool both to stay off opiates …

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29. Jorie Kotowsky: A Figure Skater’s Road to Recovery

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
29. Jorie Kotowsky: A Figure Skater's Road to Recovery
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Jorie Kowtowsky had her first opiate prescription at 10 years old after suffering a figure skating injury. Many injuries, during her high school years and a bad car accident at age 24 left Jorie permanently disabled. Along with other traumatic events in her life, which led to PTSD, Jorie became an opiate addict. After a …

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Interview with Marc Swogger, University of Rochester social scientist

An audio version of this interview can be found here. Dr. Marc Swogger is an associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of …

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker
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My guest is Drew Turner. Drew is a kratom activist and consumer who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. He is a Navy veteran, and As a result of his service, Drew suffers from PTSD, Meige syndrome, and has recently completed chemotherapy. He drinks kratom tea as a part of his wellness routine. …

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7. Overcoming Topical Steroid Withdrawal with Nina Ajdin

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
7. Overcoming Topical Steroid Withdrawal with Nina Ajdin
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Nina Ajdin grew up in war-torn Bosnia before her family immigrated into the United States. She later contracted a skin disease called topical steroid withdrawal. Nina’s story was featured on NPR, Daily Mail, and Kratomscience.com. In 2019 after years of illness that kept her home-bound, Nina started a full time job. She also testified to …

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A disabled veteran with cancer was just evicted by the VA. He needs your help.

HELP DREW TURNER VIA GOFUNDME HELP DREW TURNER VIA VENMO Drew Turner is the US Navy veteran who served in Iraq and appeared in the kratom documentary on Netflix, A Leaf of Faith. Facing financial troubles as a result of his disabilities, Drew found out on August 29 that he might be facing eviction. On …

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