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Trauma of PTSD: There IS Hope for Healing

July 8, 20159 min
How can you heal after you've experienced something traumatic?Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic event which caused some kind of harm. PTSD can be a result of a kidnapping or mugging, car accident, natural disaster, rape, or abuse, and is quite often seen in military personnel returning from war.PTSD is a huge problem and is responsible for the suffering of millions. In fact, according to PSTD Treatment Help, roughly five million Americans suffer from PTSD annually.What are the treatment options available?The primary treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy, but it can also often include heavy medication. Combining these treatments can help improve symptoms.What else do you need to know about PTSD?Kevin Rose joins Dr. Mike to discuss the trauma of PTSD and the treatment options available.

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