Nutrients Help PTSD from Brain Trauma

Nutrients Help PTSD from Brain Trauma

Scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles, led by Dr. Maxine Reger, published a study to examine the relationship between physical brain trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  With all of the American veterans who are returning from war with brain injuries and PTSD doctors wanted to know why so many soldiers with brain injury seemed to be primed for severe PTSD.
The study used rats that received brain trauma and like soldiers suffered from post traumatic stress as exhibited by an inappropriately strong reaction to fear after head trauma.  Upon closer examination it appeared that the amygdala of the brain was extremely vulnerable to damage and that this structure is central to our fear response.  Trauma to the amygdala seems to predispose the sufferer to a heightened fear response as well as heightened irritability and proneness to anger.
Soldiers, football players, boxers or any individual who suffers from a brain injury, even a concussion has to be wary of an increased predisposition to stress and its adverse health ramifications.  There are ways to protect against developing more serious complications of head trauma by nourishing the brain with the right amount and ratio of nutrients.
Genetic neuronal weakness or environmentally caused neuronal damage (from stress, chemical insult, or physical trauma) necessitates added nutrients for better neurotransmitter function.
Anyone suffering from brain injury or post-traumatic stress needs to supplement their diet with targeted, balanced ratio of amino acids that are precursors to the necessary neurotransmitters.  If you need help recovering from brain insult proven medical protocols for establishing the right dosage of those nutrients can be found at Health Consults.
For more scientific information on nutritional support for a healthy brain go to:
NeuroSupport
or
NeuroScienceMyths.
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