The Lucas Rockwood Show

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first appeared in the DSM-3 in 1980, and was clinically defined as exposure to an actual or threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Today, clinicians and pop health proponents have expanded the definition broadly, without supporting research, and the result is a catch-all term used to describe any past stress. Labeling mental health challenges is crucial for research, funding, and appropriate treatment, so on this week’s show, you’ll meet a doctor and researcher who will help us understand trauma based on science.


  • Toxic stress theory and misunderstandings
  • Why complex PTSD is not based on research
  • How to advocate for your children or yourself if you have PTSD
  • MDMA and psilocybin treatment options - the future? 


Michael’s website 

Dr. Scheeringa is a practicing clinician and the principal investigator on five large, federally-funded research projects on PTSD in children and adolescents. He’s the author of, They'll Never Be the Same: A Parent's Guide to PTSD in Youth and a new book, The Trouble with Trauma.

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