Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
What is PTSD?
Due to PTSD, exposure therapy is one of the therapies someone can go through. No therapy is guaranteed to work because everyone is different. However, exposure therapy can help control the anxiety a person has. The exposure therapy doctors try to recreate what the person went through, while having the person face their fear. In the article “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”, on the The National Institute of Mental Health website, people talk through the traumatic event, hoping to cope and feel no pressure about the danger, or sadness they felt.
Cognitive Restructuring Therapy
Another therapy people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can go through is cognitive restructuring. Doctors help make people look in a practical way, at what actually happened. According to “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”, on the The National Institute of Mental Health website, the bad memories from the tragic event are made sense of during the cognitive restructuring therapy. The perspective of one person’s memories from a traumatic event can be different from another person’s memories from the same event. In the article “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”, on the The National Institute of Mental Health website, some people think they are guilty of something when really they are not guilty.
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