PTSD MYTHS AND FACTS #3
MYTH: PTSD cannot be treated.
FACT: PTSD can be treated and many individuals recover to live a healthy and productive life. Clinicians have developed multiple evidence-based treatment methods that reduce the symptoms associated with PTSD, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), prolonged exposure therapy (PET) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EDMR). Psychiatric medications may also help manage some symptoms. With the right support, it is possible to live a normal life while also coping with PTSD.
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