A 38-year-old female asked:
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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

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Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Safe not effective: There are two questions that usually relate to medical procedures - is it safe, and is it effective. Probably nootropics, tcm and chiropractors are relatively safe alternatives for ptsd, mood disorders, and chronic pain. However there is no evidence that these treatments are effective.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience in Pain Management
PTSD seems to be an amplified reaction to a threatening situation.Its a survival response that is so intense,it becomes a problem instead of a solution.effective treatment is to use whatever tools that work for you to de-amplify your response to the threat
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