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How do they treat ptsd?

How do they treat ptsd?

A weave : Probably the highest efficacy for both complex & simple ptsd is cognitive processing therapy ( a form of cbt). Many people with moderate to severe ptsd require meds. Ssri's are usually a base. Atypical antipsychotics for severe dissassociation. Prazosin or other meds for insomnia, nightmares. Emdr is good for simple ptsd. Various types of desensitization (ie video based) are cutting edge. Group. ...Read more

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Definition)

Ptsd is a previous stressful situation in which you may develope depression or anxiety ...Read more


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Is there anyway to permanently treat ptsd?

Is there anyway to permanently treat ptsd?

Sometimes.: Exposure therapy and emdr are very effective in reducing or eliminating ptsd symptoms. Whether symptoms are eliminated or only reduced depends on how severe, complex, prolonged, human caused, and early in life the trauma was. Torture, prolonged combat or abuse, and trauma that occurs early in life are often the most difficult. Substance abuse and additional disorders complicate recovery. ...Read more

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Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Sometimes: Medication is not the primary treatment of choice for the core of childhood ptsd. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy" (or play therapy in younger children) is the primary treatment. That being said, medications are sometimes used short term to reduce anxiety to help the child to tolerate the anxiety associated with therapy, or for specific symptoms such as sleep difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can it help treat ptsd to try and prevent what caused it from happening again?

Can it help treat ptsd to try and prevent what caused it from happening again?

If you were a trauma: Victim - then being proactive ; safeguarding yourself is a positive step in caring for yourself to include your ptsd. ...Read more

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My dad has ptsd and I'm just wondering will he ever be "normal" again? How can he treat this?

My dad has ptsd and I'm just wondering will he ever be "normal" again? How can he treat this?

With good : Psychotherapy, your father can overcome traumatic events and ptsd. It will require some work on his part and may take some time, but he can be helped. Contact a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in ptsd. Ask about emdr treatment as well, since it is one of the most successful types of treatment for ptsd. ...Read more

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How would my pcp (family medicine) treat anxiety and/or ptsd

How would my pcp (family medicine) treat anxiety and/or ptsd

Benzo, referral: Usually a pcp will treat anxiety by prescribing a benzodiazepine ("benzo") tranquilizer such as valium or ativan. Ssri antidepressants might be a better choice but aren't as often used by pcps for anxiety. Ptsd can't really be treated in this setting. Referral to a mental health professional is optional (but often a good idea) with anxiety, and necessary for ptsd. ...Read more

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I had induced delusional disorder for a long time. After myseparation, I have symptoms of ptsd and under stress, I have psychosis. How can you help me treat this.

I had induced delusional disorder for a long time. After myseparation, I have symptoms of ptsd and under stress, I have psychosis. How can you help me treat this.

See a Professional : You need to see a professional to meet with you and do an evaluation and assessment and come up with a diagnosis then a treatment plan is suggested and started. It is not possible to give an opinion on these issues without a face to face evaluation. ...Read more

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Seek pain doc or psych doc w/Ketamine Inf Treat 4 MDD in Atlanta GA. I'm 52 M chronic pain patient Dx w/MDD, GAD, PTSD. Medicare. Want to Save My Life?

Seek pain doc or psych doc w/Ketamine Inf Treat 4 MDD in Atlanta GA. I'm 52 M chronic pain patient Dx w/MDD, GAD, PTSD. Medicare. Want to Save My Life?

Hang in there: Treatment with ketamine in MDD is a very new theoretical approach that has only just begun being tested (ie, not FDA app.). For now, my best advice would be to find a psychiatrist who you can really partner with to find optimal Rx treatment & concomitantly offers psychotherapy - as it offers you the best chance 4 success. Have you tried tapentadol? Might be something to think about. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can ptsd be treated?

With compassion: Emdr for simple ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy is the gold standard. Group therapy for people with similar types of trauma. Psychotropic medications. Psychoeducation is vital. Family therapy is often important. ...Read more

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