“She didn’t seem to have any emotion,” said Dr. Michael Fazio, who is an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
“It seemed like she was just going through the motions.”
“There was no emotion in her body,” FazIO added.
“She seemed to have no empathy for other people.”
Fazios team studied the effects of a placebo on PTSD patients with mild to moderate PTSD, and found that “the treatment was significantly less effective than placebo on the most severe PTSD symptoms.”
But, Fazia’s team said, it was not clear why.
“Our study did not show that there was a difference in efficacy between the two treatments,” Fazzi said.
“The main difference was that the treatment was administered in a therapeutic setting that is not appropriate for PTSD.”
“We think that there are other potential reasons why honey berry therapy may not work for some patients,” Frazio added.
One potential reason may be that the placebo has been proven to work for other disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, but not PTSD.
“We suspect that honey brambles may have a similar effect on people who have PTSD,” Fizio said.
However, there is no evidence that honey berries could have a positive effect on PTSD symptoms, or other mental disorders.
“There is a lack of well-designed clinical trials on honey bromeliads in the treatment of PTSD,” Dr. Paul J. Storrs, an associate professor at Yale University School of Public Health and a researcher in the Yale Anxiety Disorders Research Center, told Vice News.
“In the past, honey brystals were believed to work with PTSD, but they did not work in the majority of cases.”
Honey berry and berry juice, meanwhile, have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression in people with major depression, including some who had treated with antidepressant medications.
There is also some evidence that berry extracts may help patients with anxiety disorders, including those with post-traumatic stress disorder.
But it is still unclear if these effects last long enough to benefit patients with PTSD.