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how can i overcome ptsd without medications or a professional therapist?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
I don't advise it.: If you feel you must go it alone, read everything you can about it. Most people don't know they have ptsd since it can mimic major depression, bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, even ocd. I would advise you to get professional help and not try to go it alone. It can be a very serious disorder, even fatal.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
There are some great books on "mindfulness" that will effectively treat PTSD. Check it out. Wishing you the very best.
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