Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

U.S. 06/05/19, 01:31

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and ...

Iraq veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians; 8 hurt

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:02

A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah ...

Driver held after hitting scooter rider in California chase

U.S. 01/03/19, 20:57

A driver who may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ran over a scooter rider and led police on a chase through Southern California Thursday before he was arrested after a 45-minute freeway standoff, authorities said. The driver was taken ...

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

U.S. 11/16/18, 12:29

Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge ...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Treatment 11/15/18, 18:32

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. Researchers say meditation could be a better choice for some vets who can't handle exposure therapy, a ...

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