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Can hypnotherapy be effective in treating ptsd?

Can hypnotherapy be effective in treating ptsd?

Yes: Emdr is another effective accepted method for ptsd treatment. It may take several sessions but for many people it is the only thing that cures it for them. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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What are effective treatments for severe ptsd due to bullying?

Agree w Dr. Lavi.: Encourage you to start with a psychiatric evaluation. Some of the effective treatments available include emdr ; cognitive processing therapy (an offshoot of cognitive behavioral therapy specif for ptsd). Psychiatric meds are often indicated. Psychotherapy ; group tx are often helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Clonidine effective for PTSD?

Can be: There is no one med that is best for PTSD. Clonidine used alone or in combination with other medications may be helpful for symptoms of PTSD. PTSD treatment should include psychotherapy which may be one of several different types. See: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/nimh_ptsd_booklet_38049.pdf ...Read more

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Is elavil (amitriptyline) effective for teens with ptsd?

Is elavil (amitriptyline) effective for teens with ptsd?

Sleep symptoms: I agree with dr. Ali. In order to reach a therapeutic dose to treat ptsd, the side effects from Elavil (amitriptyline) could be profound. It may be beneficial in small doses for the insomnia associated with ptsd. Ssri's are first line antidepressants for ptsd. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat PTSD & Depression without antidepressants?

What is the most effective way to treat PTSD & Depression without antidepressants?

My experience: I like use of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and EMDR. Maybe my exemplary psychiatric and psychology associates on this site can help guide the way. Make a Concierge appointment. ...Read more

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Do I have ptsd?

I don't know: Dear annnnn, we don't know your history - so we can't even hazard a guess. Ptsd occurs after a life threatening or horrific trauma & has sxs of reliving, avoidance and hyperarousal. ...Read more

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How serious is PTSD?

How serious is PTSD?

High co-morbidity: About 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. Considering the high co-morbidity with other problems including sleep disturbance, substance abuse, anger, self-harm and suicide, as well as increased risk for physical health problems, including chronic pain, the answer is YES. PTSD can exert devastating consequences on affected individuals/families. Fortunately, effective treatments are available ...Read more

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