1. Who should I consult for treatment of Post Traumatic Stress
You should consult a licensed
mental health professional who can help with the right form of treatment for
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.