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A 46-year-old female asked:

I am treated for ptsd and really have a rough time, with all the nightmares & flashbacks - some days i am not able to eat or sleep, will i ever heal ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
PTSD: Getting the right treatment for PTSD is essential. It is important to work with mental health providers who have expertise in PTSD. Psychiatric medications are often indicated. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is the gold standard - it is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) & virtual reality exposure therapy can also be quite effective.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Don't lose hope. PTSD is treatable.
May 27, 2014
Last updated May 27, 2014


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