Making Strides in Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

March 3, 2016
Gale Scott

Treating a patient after experiencing a traumatic event can be challenging for even the most seasoned medical professional. However, with the right therapy and a range of medications available many service members can complete treatment and move forward with their lives.

Treating a patient after experiencing a traumatic event can be challenging for even the most seasoned medical professional. However, with the right therapy and a range of medications available many service members can complete treatment and move forward with their lives.

There are also new approaches being developed to help treat these patients, including work being done at the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families where director Mayer Bellehsen, PhD, said they are seeing a great benefit from psychotherapy in helping patients resume normal life activities that their condition may have stopped them from enjoying in the past.