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Effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate on cerebral oedema and spatial learning performance after traumatic brain injury in rats. The person is on constant alert because their fight or flight mechanism has become permanently activated. Find NIH-funded studies currently recruiting participants with PTSD by using ClinicalTrials.gov (search: PTSD). Self-medication is the attempt to treat symptoms with substances that have not been prescribed and controlled by a physician or other treatment expert.

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (September 15, 2010)

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