Marijuana no treatment for PTSD

I joined the U.S. Army in 2012 at age 42 largely because I am a psychiatrist who wants our active-duty and veteran service members and their families to receive the mental healthcare they need and deserve. I continue to serve and was deployed to the Middle East in the Fall of 2014. Those four months yielded incredibly valuable...

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Marching the talk in the Army

Aug 29, 14 Marching the talk in the Army

Posted by in Military, Uncategorized

I watched in 2011 as Dr. Christian Thurstone, my relatively quiet and shy (c’mon, I’m comparing him to me) psychiatrist-scientist-husband (and the man whose website you’re reading) wrestled with the news of mental health problems among active-duty and discharged American military service members. I watched as his...

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Authorities destroy $24M marijuana operation

Aug 15, 12 Authorities destroy $24M marijuana operation

Posted by in Marijuana, Military, Uncategorized

Local, state and federal officials today destroyed more than 11,000 marijuana plants in a forest outside Pueblo, Colo. The grow operation, which authorities said was the work of a Mexican drug cartel, was valued in excess of $11 million. (Update, July 16: Authorities finished their work today, and reported these final numbers:...

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Commissioning Maj. Thurstone

Jul 20, 12 Commissioning Maj. Thurstone

Posted by in Military, Uncategorized

Today, Dr. Thurstone picked up another title: U.S. Army Major. He was commissioned to serve as an officer in the Army Reserves’ 807th Medical Command — specifically in a unit focused on “combat stress reduction.” Dr. Thurstone is the only psychiatrist in the United States scheduled to join our nation’s...

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