Recommend Psychotherapy Before Meds for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects more than just veterans.
Any traumatic event...such as a natural disaster, car accident, or sexual assault...can lead to PTSD. Symptoms can include severe anxiety, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks.
Psychotherapy that focuses on the trauma is now preferred. It works better than meds to improve symptoms, and its benefits last longer.