Innovations in Chronic Pain Therapeutics
Another ongoing core interest of White Mountain Pharma is to use its therapeutic approaches to target PTSD, shell shock and other stress-induced disorders such as failure to recover from accident, surgery, illness or infections, grief, and psychological stressors. White Mountain Pharma has preliminary evidence that its testosterone replacement therapy can provide relief against these stress induced disorders. The treatment of PTSD patients with our novel testosterone gel represents a unique way of thinking about these patients.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides the following information about PTSD:
It's natural to be afraid when you're in danger. It's natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it's time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as a war, a hurricane, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.
If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.
PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Children get PTSD too.
You don't have to be physically hurt to get PTSD. You can get it after you see other people, such as a friend or family member, get hurt.
Living through or seeing something that's upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include:
There are many other things that can cause PTSD. Talk to your doctor if you are troubled by something that happened to you or someone you care about.
Your doctor can help you find out. Call your doctor if you have any of these problems for at least 1 month:
PTSD starts at different times for different people. Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later.
PTSD can be treated. A doctor or mental health professional who has experience in treating people with PTSD can help you. Treatment may include "talk" therapy, medication, or both.
Treatment might take 6 to 12 weeks. For some people, it takes longer. Treatment is not the same for everyone. What works for you might not work for someone else.
Drinking alcohol or using other drugs will not help PTSD go away and may even make it worse.
• PTSD can affect anyone at any age.
• Millions of Americans get PTSD every year.
• Many war veterans have had PTSD.
• Women tend to get PTSD more often than men.
• PTSD can be treated. You can feel better.”