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How to help with sleeping with post traumatic stress disorder?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See Time magazine
I think you'll find your answers best addressed by a well-researched article this week in time magazine about sleep disorders, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress.
I recommend after reviewing the article that you ask your phyisician to direct you to the local sleep medicine specialist who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic options.

In brief: See Time magazine
I think you'll find your answers best addressed by a well-researched article this week in time magazine about sleep disorders, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress.
I recommend after reviewing the article that you ask your phyisician to direct you to the local sleep medicine specialist who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic options.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: This can be a really
Tough symptom to treat.
One way to address the sleep disturbance is by treating the ptsd - think cognitive processing therapy, emdr, virtual reality exposure therapy, ssri's, psychotherapy & psychoeducation. Use excellent sleep hygiene. Melatonin and prazosin are particularly good. If sleep doesn't respond consider seeing a sleep medicine specialist and obtaining a polysomnogram.

In brief: This can be a really
Tough symptom to treat.
One way to address the sleep disturbance is by treating the ptsd - think cognitive processing therapy, emdr, virtual reality exposure therapy, ssri's, psychotherapy & psychoeducation. Use excellent sleep hygiene. Melatonin and prazosin are particularly good. If sleep doesn't respond consider seeing a sleep medicine specialist and obtaining a polysomnogram.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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