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What is the treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr. Pappas

Cognitive process therapy (a type of cbt) has a very good success rate even with complex post traumatic disorder (ptsd).
Virtual reality exposure therapy ; emdr are also helpful. Psychoeducation is very important. Insure that you work with a therapist/ psycholgoist/ psychiatrist who is experienced in working w ptsd. Psychiatric drugs are sometimes indicated as well.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Pappas

Cognitive process therapy (a type of cbt) has a very good success rate even with complex post traumatic disorder (ptsd).
Virtual reality exposure therapy ; emdr are also helpful. Psychoeducation is very important. Insure that you work with a therapist/ psycholgoist/ psychiatrist who is experienced in working w ptsd. Psychiatric drugs are sometimes indicated as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: PTSD treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) can be very complex, and may need multiple types of treatment.
A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the best way to start, to understand some of the precipitating events and ongoing triggers. Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can help move through and release painful emotion. Medications are sometimes needed, not always.

In brief: PTSD treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) can be very complex, and may need multiple types of treatment.
A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the best way to start, to understand some of the precipitating events and ongoing triggers. Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can help move through and release painful emotion. Medications are sometimes needed, not always.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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