Brain, Hope, Reality: PTSI not PTSD | Hosted by Dr. Eugene Lipov

Dr. Eugene Lipov

Many survivors of severe psychological trauma suffer from a diverse set of troubling emotions that are compounded by harrowing behavioral conditions. And too often, the impact takes a destructive toll on lives. When identified, the condition of post-traumatic stress (PTS) is usually thought of / talked about / diagnosed as a “disorder.” That’s unfortunate and it’s incorrect. Brain, Hope, Reality: PTSI not PTSD, a new podcast by Dr. Eugene Lipov, shines a light on a relatively new understanding that connects the mental and emotional struggles of post-traumatic stress (PTS) to a biological change — one that is observable and measurable in the brains of survivors. And yes, it’s treatable! Throughout the series, you can expect to hear from patients that Dr. Lipov cares for, trauma experts, and even some insights from the world of neuroscience — all presented in an easily digestible, non-clinical way. Stay tuned! read less
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Episodes

EP2 | Hope is Huge | Guest: Devon Larratt
Oct 20 2023
EP2 | Hope is Huge | Guest: Devon Larratt
PROLOGUE: At certain points during this episode, you will learn about a movement to change the name associated with (and the way we think about) post-traumatic stress disorder — from PTSD to PTSI, from a diagnosis of a “disorder” to an “injury” model. The change would ultimately save so many lives and you could help effect that change. I invite you to take part in a letter-writing campaign to the American Psychiatric Association — made especially EASY, using a form-letter that can be personalized. The first of two options involves submitting basic contact information and if you’d like to share more, there’s an opportunity to include that, as well. The printing and mailing of the letter is done on your behalf, FREE of charge. Thank you, kindly, for the consideration. To find out more, visit bit.ly/write-the-apa- - ABOUT EPISODE 2: My very special guest for EP2 is Devon Larratt, a professional arm wrestler — currently ranked #1 in heavy + super-heavyweight —  from Ottawa, Canada. He’s a retired military veteran who served 20 years in the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM). And, yes, if you watched/listened to Episode 1 with my guest Brian Leblanc, then you'll make the connection — both CANSOFCOM vets, Brian introduced Devon to me. And, I'm so glad he did!You'll get a sense of the struggles that Devon and his family experienced, ones that ultimately gave rise to our meeting, but they're alluded to throughout the episode via Devon’s description of the treatment he received at Stella and how it effected him. His testimony dovetails into my own trauma story and the biological origins of post-traumatic stress — or PTSI (for “injury”). What follows is a discussion about how/when “PTSD” came to be and the current push to change the name/diagnosis by lobbying the American Psychiatric Association. Towards the end of the episode, Devon’s lovely wife, Jodi, joins the discussion and we discuss the phenomenon known as “secondary PTSI” and more.- - To find out more about Devon:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@devlarrattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/devon.larratt.5Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devlarratt
EP1 | A Coolness Over My Heart | Guest: Brian Leblanc
Oct 11 2023
EP1 | A Coolness Over My Heart | Guest: Brian Leblanc
Joining Dr. Lipov for Episode 1 is Brian Leblanc, a resident of Ottawa, Canada, where he lives with his spouse and two children. Brian is embarking on a new chapter in his life, as he transitions out of a 32-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) — the last 24 years within the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM). Over the last year, Brian has been focusing on his physical and mental health. During this time, he stumbled across Dr. Eugene Lipov’s groundbreaking treatment while listening to the Mike Tyson Podcast, Hot Boxing with Mike Tyson (Ep 38). Thankfully, he made a mental note of the discovery.In August 2023, Brian witnessed one of his closest friends, Aaron Wolf, transform in front of his eyes (NOTE: Be ready to shed a tear as Brian recounts the story during Episode 1). Aaron also served in CANSOFCOM, and he had been struggling. Coaxed by Brian, the two of them traveled to Chicago for a visit with Dr. Lipov at Stella where Aaron received the ‘transformational’ treatment known as Dual Sympathetic Reset (DSR) — an innovative protocol that was pioneered by Dr. Lipov in 2013 to treat folks with severe post-traumatic symptoms, among other applications. A few weeks later, Brian returned to Chicago — this time, accompanied by his wife, Kate Aldred. And, together, they made a trip t see Dr. Lipov. Kate received DSR for PTSI while Brian was treated with the (relatively new) SOF Protocol for Operators Syndrome, which includes four rounds of ketamine infusions to the DSR. If you catch the video version of this episode, you'll find photos and video that Brian recorded of their visits at the very end. “Please help spread the word. It‘s PTSI, not PTSD!” ~ Brian LeblancwJ13iRBFQE3x3mb2ySIz