Today I went to the mefloquine town hall in Edmonton. I was fortunate to see several of the people I’ve worked with through social media on the mefloquine issue and it was extremely gratifying to see how much traction this movement has really gained in just a few short years. As has been reported in […]
Transcript: PTSD is generally, in spite of changes to the brain which show on MRI and fMRI, considered to be a psychiatric or psychological illness which can be treated with cognitive behavioural therapy or psychological therapy and psychiatric medications. I would like to put forward the hypothesis that PTSD is actually a physiological issue, […]
Transcript: Mefloquine is a drug that was given to all UN/NATO troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as an antimalarial, as well as, presumably for its “off label effects, which we’ll go into, to prisoners at Guatanamo Bay. First tested on prisoners, mefloquine was handed out to Canadian Armed Forces members “theoretically” as part of a […]
For the past few weeks I have been bouncing around the idea with a colleague about the concept of running a formal trial with volunteers from the Canadian Forces who are presently on the Veterans’ Affairs waiting list for PTSD treatment. The main driving idea behind the study is comparing the day to day function […]
First, I need to explain that to me, neuroscience is not a cold unfeeling thing. It’s as close to working with what we might call “divinity” that I can think of, and should be approached with sensitivity and compassion – even a sense of sacredness. My introduction to neuroscience is profoundly personal. First, there’s the […]
For those just joining me, Mefloquine is an anti-malarial which was given – not prescribed – to pretty much all NATO and UN troops, I think, during recent conflicts, notably Somalia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, and I can’t remember the other one. The Somalia Incident can be traced back to Mefloquine. Mefloquine has many many damaging […]
Note: This article was first published in December of 2014 via http://www.publicpolicypirate.com Introduction Mefloquine is a drug which was widely prescribed to Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s major side effects are hepatic and glial inflammation, leading to neuronal toxicity. In other words, it causes psychiatric symptoms such as paranoia, anger issues, cognitive […]
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