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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Options

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What are the options for PTSD treatments?

What are the parameters taken into consideration for selecting a particular method of PTSD treatment?

What is the cost involved in PTSD treatment?

I think life is too short to live with regrets. Isn't it?

So I am back again with one more article on PTSD. Before we talk about the options for treatment related to PTSD, let's have a look at last few articles.

A lot many people simply give up. They think that they are never gonna get their life back once getting diagnosed with PTSD. Don't worry I am here to help you to reach out to a solution.

A combination of Psychotherapy and Meditation have shown a great result in the past.

Most of the therapy comes under cognitive behavioral therapy. The idea is to take the fear out of you or the to completely eliminate the triggers.

So we will be discussing the below post-traumatic stress disorder treatment options in detail.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy.
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
  • Medications.
  • Stress Inoculation Training.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Cognitive Processing Therapy: 

This is a therapy course of 12 weeks with a weekly duration of 60-90 minutes. In this therapy, first and foremost thing that you have to do is to explain everything to your therapist. I will request you to never hide anything. Just speak out what you remember about the trauma. In case you don't remember something then say the same to your therapist.

The second task for you will be to write down the entire incident along with the life after the incident. Here please do mention if you are feeling guilty that you were solely responsible for the incident.

After this, the doctor will discuss with you about the next step depending upon the intensity of the incident.

Post traumatic stress disorder treatment options Cognitive processing therapy

A detailed comprehensive manual on Cognitive Processing Therapy can be a great help. You can have a look here.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy: 

In this therapy, the first thing for you is to learn to breathe in a proper way to reduce the effect of anxiety. Secondly, you have to list down all the hidden things that you are avoiding and you are NOT ready to face.

The next thing that you have to do is to recount the entire thing to your therapist.

Entire conversation will be recorded and you have to go to your home and listen to your own talks and find out the stressor.

Post traumatic stress disorder treatment options prolonged exposure therapy

In case you are looking for any therapist guide related to prolonged exposure therapy, then you can check it here.

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Stress Inoculation Training:

This is indeed a part of CBT. During this therapy, you don't need to go into details. Just you have to brush up your breathing and other stress relieving techniques. Most of the times you can do it yourself or with a group of your friends.

Post traumatic stress disorder options stress inoculation training

I hope you must be having a training guidebook for stress inoculation therapy but in case you don't have then you can get it here.


There is a vast change in the chemical composition of the brain in case of a PTSD patient. The patient will be on "fight" or "flight" mode most of the time.

They will have an inner fear of threat, guilt, despair. Flashbacks are very common further degrading the condition of the patient.

Medications can help you to get rid of nightmares and flashbacks. By using the process of medications, you can feel more positive towards life.

When it comes to drugs then there are many options. Doctors will generally start initially with those drugs that will have a direct effect on neurotransmitter serotonin.

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In case you don't want to try medication then you can check the options here.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:

EMDR is a therapy session that has a duration of 3 months with a weekly therapy session. This is an entirely different way of therapy and the best part is that you don't have to do explain the traumatic incident to anyone.

The process is very simple. You have to simply concentrate on the incident while the therapist is performing some task like flashing of light, moving your hand or listen to something that they are doing.

The goal is to think about something positive while you remember the trauma.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Options EMDR

In case you are interested in knowing more about EMDR then you can find it here.

Conclusion: There is always a hope for the PTSD patients. Many have been benefited by these treatment options and I hope this article will definitely add value.


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