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What do you suggest if my therapist thinks I have ptsd?

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Dr. Michael Lambert
12 years experience in Clinical Psychology
PTSD, now what?: PTSD is caused by exposure to some type of trauma—directly or vicariously. A large body of research suggests that Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT) is highly effective in treating PTSD. Your therapist might address your PTSD-symptoms or refer you to a TFCBT practitioner. An open discussion with your therapist about this diagnosis and treatment plan might help you with next steps.
Answered on Dec 11, 2016
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