PTSD Treatment: Traditional Therapy Options
Research support exists for these treatment options:
PTSD and Cognitive Behavior Therapy focus on the concept that how we think about things affects how we feel emotionally. If you change how you think, then you change how you feel; ultimately, this changes your behavior.
PTSD and EMDR Therapy is supported by research, but is different than the other traditional forms of therapy in that it is not necessary to talk in detail about the event. By stimulating the information processing system, the memory is “digested” and takes its place in the past.
Other treatments include:
PTSD and Talk Therapy go hand in hand. Speaking on the conscious level about trauma, psychotherapy may utilize insight, persuasion, suggestion, reassurance, and instruction to help survivors cope with and overcome PTSD symptoms.
PTSD and Exposure Therapy operate on the principle that we get used to things that are just annoying and not truly dangerous. This is called ‘habituation’. Exposure Therapy asks patients to confront – in a safe way – the very situations that make them feel most afraid.
PTSD and Group Therapy offer a way to connect with other survivors in a therapuetic setting. Thks can be an especially powerful way to address issues, learn from others’ experiences, and build a sense of belonging.
- PTSD Treatment: Alternative Therapy Options
- PTSD Treatment: Traditional Therapy Options
- PTSD and Talk Therapy
- PTSD and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- PTSD and EMDR Therapy
- PTSD and Exposure Therapy
- PTSD and Energy Processing Therapy
- PTSD and Hypnosis
- PTSD and Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- PTSD and Self-Empowered Therapy
- PTSD and Group Therapy
- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises