Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Frequently Asked Questions
You should consult a licensed mental health professional who can help with the right form of treatment for your symptoms.
2. Is cognitive therapy helpful in the treatment of PTSD?
Yes, cognitive therapy is beneficial as it helps modify the way we think; this has a direct relation to how we feel. Responses to stimuli in the environment which could trigger fear in victim of PTSD are modified with cognitive conditioning or therapy to alter the reactions in such a way that the person is less anxious. Depending upon the extent of fear and trauma, the medical health specialist will decide upon the approach whether it be psychotherapy with a combination of drugs or cognitive therapy alone. Usually cognitive therapy and drugs go hand in hand.
3. Is it possible to be completely free of PTSD with medical help?
Rest assured, today we have the best of drugs and antidepressants which have been cleared by the FDA for treatment of PTSD. Along with this, counseling and psychotherapy will help alter the thought process and re-wire the brain to react to stimuli in a normal manner. It is possible to be free of PTSD if medications and therapy are adhered to strictly for the stipulated period.