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What kind of doctor can treat post traumatic stress disorder(ptsd)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
PTSD: A psychiatrist if psychotherapy & medications. A psychologist if psychotherapy alone.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
An experienced one: The best provider to select is one who is experienced in treating ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy has an excellent track record for ptsd. It is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Many psychologists and some other types of therapists are trained in cpt. A psychiatrist may be helpful for psychotropic med. Mgmt. Although trained in cbt, i often prefer an acupuncture approach (7 dragons).
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy/meds: Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and physicians assistants an prescribe medications for PTSD. Psychologists, social workers, and occasionally psychiatrists can also offer psychotherapy for PTSD. The most optimal results for alleviation of PTSD symptoms is a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
PTSD: A Psychologist expert in treating PTSD should have specialized training. If it is combat trauma make sure the therapist is a-n expert-look for Certified in EMDR therapy. My No More Nightmares training also very effectively resolves nightmares. This training can be done over VTC and produces rapid change.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symptoms include reliving the event through flashbacks, repeated nightmares & memories of event, etc; avoidance or emotional numbing, feeling detached, having no interest in usual activities; and arousal -- difficulty concentrating, falling/staying asleep, startling, & hypervigilance.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2019

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