A 32-year-old female asked:
what is the best treatment for chronic insomnia associated with ptsd, insomnia is accompanied by nightmares and muscle pain in upper shoulders and neck due to tensing up from the nightmares?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Insomnia with PTSD: Best way is to address the underlying symptoms sleep disturbance is just one of the issue sin PTSD. need to have an effective medications regimen to minimize nightmares hyper arousal state anxiety and depression associated that will automatically lead to calmer mind and lead to regular sleep cycle
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as PTSD is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. PTSD is rarely completely cured, but it can be managed.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2020
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