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Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2008 Jul;5(7):42-51.

Psychotherapeutic and adjunctive pharmacologic approaches to treating posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Captain, United States Air Force, Medical Corps, Mental Health Clinic, 18th Medical Operations Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

Abstract

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially disabling illness that affects millions of people worldwide and can be very difficult to treat, especially the sleep disturbances often associated with this disorder. Successful treatment focuses on psychotherapy, and medications may be useful adjuncts. This article gives examples of successful therapeutic approaches and adjunctive medication use in PTSD.

KEYWORDS:

PTSD; counseling; dreams; nightmares; posttraumatic stress disorder; psychopharmacology; psychotherapy

PMID:
19727267
PMCID:
PMC2695733

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