Published: 11/30/2023Last Updated: 11/30/2023Reviewed By: Dr. Melissa Boudin, PsyD

Find a Therapist for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a trauma-related disorder that can occur after stressful or traumatic life events, also known as adverse experiences. PTSD can leave those impacted by trauma with intrusive and upsetting thoughts and feelings long after the trauma event(s) happened. These symptoms can impact a person’s quality of life and, in some cases, their ability to maintain employment and relationships with others.

Treating PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment options include several forms of therapy, medication, self-help, and lifestyle changes. Psychotherapy and medication are often the first two choices for PTSD treatment. Each of these treatments is helpful in significantly reducing the symptoms experienced with PTSD, but often work best when combined.

Therapists may deploy different techniques to help with PTSD, including EMDR or CPT. Your care team will often also help you develop self-care routines and lifestyle changes for a greater success rate and maintained improvements.

Therapy for PTSD

There are many types of therapy that help treat PTSD, and different approaches may work best for different people. The specific therapy people choose typically depends on a variety of factors, including a person’s PTSD symptoms, which symptoms are the most impairing, and how common these symptoms are.

While most approaches fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) other approaches include hypnosis and EMDR.

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