Medications for PTSD

When I served as the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Executive Division of the National Center for PTSD, I worked with some of the biggest-hearted and hardworking staff, researchers, and clinicians you would ever want to meet. This organization was developed by, and has trained, the most outstanding experts in the understanding and treatment of PTSD. Although part of the Department of Veterans Administration, the knowledge gained through the efforts of their dedicated staff, researchers, and clinicians that effective treatments have been developed that have improved the lives of survivors of every type of trauma, be it combat, sexual/physical assault, motor vehicle accidents, community violence, or natural disasters. I would like to thank the National Center for PTSD for all the hard work they do to provide a better life for survivors of trauma and the support they gave me during my time there, and the following video that was produced at the Nation Center for PTSD.

"If you have posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD getting everyday activities and errands done like going to work or picking up your children, even weekend trips to the mall can sometimes feel overwhelming and trigger memories of a traumatic event from your past. The symptoms of PTSD can affect every area of your life. You don’t have to live like this. There is good news. Talk to your provider about what you’re experiencing because there are treatment options that can help. Evidence-based studies show that talk therapies work best and they’re also effective medications that might be right for you…"

www.ptsd.va.gov

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