PTSD and COMPLEX PTSD

PTSD and Complex PTSD can seriously affect the default mode network in the brain and cause faulty neuronal connections that can lead to psychotic symptoms.  The failure to perceive this as an injury rather than a disease causes bio-psychiatrists to employ medications that cause further injury to this complex structure of inter brain communication, which consequently causes cognitive dysfunction and psychosis.  

Bob Johnson has focused on this and the concomitant decreases in oxygenated blood in the brain.  

Neuroleptics will not treat PTSD but merely depress the more florid symptoms of it.  The problem is that they also cause the disruption in the DMN to get worse.

Bob’s comments on the effects in Broca’s area of the brain is fascinating.  This is the centre for language processing and damage there might account for the word fixation that is seen in some patients incorrectly diagnosed as psychotic.  

“Dr Richard Ngomba and I are also looking into disruptions in the mesocortical pathways potentially caused by brain inflammation.”  Decreases in oxygenated blood may well cause the triggering of inflammation in the temporal horn.    We saw in Martin Harrow’s study that neuroleptics have caused a marked decrease in cognitive function in patients prescribed these drugs long term.   Precisely what you would expect in patients with damage to neural pathways (mesocortical pathways) 

Professor Roderick Orner, who is an international authority on complex PTSD is in our research group.  

Subject: What is complex PTSD? – Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-and-complex-ptsd/complex-ptsd/


Disruption in the default mode network (DMN) has been implicated in numerous neuropsychiatric disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

My work has focussed on trauma recall.
This is blocked 100% in severe, untreated cases.
If the DMN is “autonomic’, then it is less significant clinically, than
voluntary, or insight driven cerebral
activity.

DMN abnormalities in patients with severe PTSD symptoms
are characterized by decreased overall inter connections.
Absolutely – but especially, as mentioned in Broca’s area, and the
frontal cortex. Decrease is an understatement – the blank look on the
faces is underpinned by Kolk’s PET scans when trauma tapes are played.

Those decreased interconnections are another potential reason why
patients incorrectly diagnosed with psychosis who are actually suffering
from PTSD are treatment refractive.
2 points –(1) beneath every psychotic symptom I have examined, there is a
fiercely blocked trauma. In one transcribed dialogue a 40 year old
verbalises the difficulty she has thinking. PTSD in spades.
(2) If the treatment envisaged is neuroleptics, then, as Harrow showed,
it makes things worse. In my view it does this by blocking even the
beginnings of reactivation of frontal cortical blockage, which is intimately
linked to Broca. Drug induced zombies cannot begin to pull themselves
together.

The decreased interactions will interfere with the uptake of psychopharmaceutical medications by creating an effective block in neurotransmitter receptors in the mesocortical pathways.
Is the assumption here that better uptake is clinically beneficial? Clinical
evidence does not support this, though bio-psychiatrists swear by it.
And, yes, the blockages noted by Kolk were arterial, oxygen supply related, I
imagine, which implies the whole frontal area shows decreased activity.
DR Bob Johnson Page 2 of 2 Your 6 points – 1MAY22

3 comments
  1. Sneta Kumari said:

    Hi we met at libertys human rights festival, and my son and i have been through and going through the same problems, their is huge scale problem with the psychiatric and Mental health services especially in Kent. My son is autistic (was high functioning but has been sectioned twice after he had been assaulted, we have a number of diagnosis such as schizophrenia and drug and alcohol induced psychosis which are the main ones that the NHS like to label some one who has had a psychotic episode and like you when the diagnosis was confronted the NHS have manage to corrupt data to try and hide their negligence and abuse by pointing the finger at me his mother. I have suggested that my son should have an MRI scan due to his head injuries but the NHS are now worried that if this happens that the truth may show within the MRI scans.

    • I am so sorry to read about your son. Yes I do remember you from Liberty’s human rights festival. I have even tried to move to provide decent living accommodation but have come across a Trust every bit as bad namely LINCOLNSHIRE PARTNERSHIP TRUST and a “hospital” or better described as “prison” called Ash Villa where my daughter’s life is being put at risk. I now want to share with everyone my justified concerns on safety at this institution who are in desperate need of an inspection and where there is no regard to the MHA

    • I have now turned my attention to Lincolnshire Partnership Trust’s commissioning group who are paying £3800 pw for this dreadful unsafe facility.

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