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November 5, 2018 Mental Health News

In 23 states, medical marijuana is allowed for treatment of post traumati stress disorder (PTSD). Texas is not on that list. State Senator José Menédez from San Antonio filed bill 269 in 2017 , hoping to help make medicinal marijuana available in Texas, just like many other prescription drugs on the market. (Durain, Leah. March 23, 2017. Veteran pushes pot for PTSD treatment. 12newsnow.com)

No hearings are scheduled for that legislation in Texas for now. So patients dealing with the symptoms of PTSD must still rely on the following traditional treatments and therapies.


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September 12, 2018 Mental Health News

The constant, increasingly urgent news reports about this year’s Hurricane season and the oncoming Hurricane Florence is triggering a lot of memories about Hurricane Harvey’s impact in Southeast Texas almost exactly a year ago. For many people those memories can induce memories of the stress of the event and the emotional burden of coping through recovery that followed.

The Beaumont Enterprise recently reminded us a year later that Harvey triggered severe depression and anxiety in many people, especially working class and people living in poverty. (Lozano, Juan A. Associated Press (Thursday, August 23, 2018) Year after Harvey, poor having toughest time recovering Beaumontpress.com)


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