Monday, May 2, 2011

Solutions of PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has been researched for years and years. Much of this research is targeted at the solutions and cures that are available to help fix this disorder. While some people may think the cure for this is simple, it’s really not as easy as it sounds.
      “Therapy always is individualized to meet the specific concerns and needs of each unique trauma survivor, based upon careful interview and questionnaire assessments at the beginning of (and during) treatment” (Foy, 36). There are several different ways to treat a patient, but some work better than others. Foy states that “The goal of trauma focused exploration is to enable the survivor to gain a realistic sense of self-esteem and self-confidence in dealing with bad memories and upsetting feelings caused by trauma.”
      Sometimes the use of medicine can help with PTSD. “Few studies systematically examined the value of combining psychotherapy with medicine, or combinations of medications. Research on other disorders has shown benefits on combination approaches (Foa, Pg 15).” Depending on the severity of the patient’s trauma level and how some treatments work with others allows doctors and therapists to decide the different treatment plans that could be beneficial to the patient’s disorder.

Work Cited

David W. Foy; PTSD; New York, NY; The Guilford Press; Medium

Edna B Foa; Effective Treatments for PTSD; New York, NY; The Guilford Press; Medium