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10 Treatments for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental condition. It occurs after traumatic events that might involve perceived or real threats of death or injury. These could include an accident, sexual or physical abuse or assault, military combat, or a natural disaster. People with this disorder tend to have a heightened sense of danger. It can affect people of all ages and gender. Below are 10 common treatment options for PTSD that you should know.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Prolonged exposure therapy helps people with PTSD improve their thinking patterns after a traumatic event. This technique starts with educating about the symptoms of the condition. The therapist may provide you with the necessary skills to stay calm and cope with typical triggers. After that, they will help you be exposed to these elements, starting with slightly scary ones to help you improve your thinking. It takes a few months for you to develop coping skills to deal with your fears. This is helpful in avoiding negative memories and thoughts related to the trauma. [1]