is PTSD treated?
are a number of effective treatment options for PTSD. Treatment
can involve psychotherapy, medication or a combination of
Psychotherapeutic or counseling methods such as cognitive
behavior therapy (CBT), including exposure and anxiety management
treatments, are effective in treating PTSD. Effective psychotherapy
usually involves helping the survivor learn skills to manage
symptoms and to develop ways of coping; work through the
traumatic experience; and make meaning of the experience
as a part of the person's life.
Prescription medication is effective in treating
PTSD. For some people, medication can significantly reduce
symptoms, enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy and
improve quality of life. Those diagnosed with PTSD should
talk with their healthcare provider about the use of medication
as a part of their treatment regimen.
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