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Re: More on phenylalanine/tyrosine PTSD

Posted by Larry Hoover on December 6, 2002, at 12:33:28

In reply to Re: More on phenylalanine/tyrosine PTSD, posted by pelorojo on December 6, 2002, at 12:14:43

> did you see the other article on PTSD & endorphins?

Thanks for reminding me. I didn't read it yesterday because I was distracted by other things.

I'm wondering if there is a differential between acute and chronic reactions from PTSD. There seems to be a threshold where an individual can no longer endure the repeated activation, and they develop intractable fatigue. This has been related to acquired adrenal insufficiency, or adrenal fatigue syndrome.

Such individuals respond well to interventions which increase the cortisol feedback signal, as they tend to have chronically elevated ACTH, concimmitant with low cortisone. I'm wondering if there isn't another sort of feedback loop from the endorphin that also suppresses ACTH.

Don't know how to apply this. Drinking is obviously not a good solution, but d-phenylalanine in place of alcohol? Would that be inherently a bad thing?




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