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Psychotherapy leads in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

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September 12, 2019

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Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg
September 15, 2019

“Researchers found that no particular treatment approach was superior to any other at the time of treatment. However, the benefits of psychotherapeutic approaches lasted longer.” Empirical evidence is slowly catching up to the clinical experience of professionals treating PTSD with psychotherapy. As in all other areas of mental health, “one size fits all” is an unworkable approach. CBT works for one individual, and not for another. EMDR is a life-saver for one, and ineffective for another. A large therapeutic toolbox and a knowledgeable and compassionate approach to an individual’s experience of trauma has the most opportunity to create a successful and long-lasting treatment process. Excellent article.

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