Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder which can emerge after a highly disturbing event. Traditional modes of treatment are not always effective because of the emotional strain involved in therapy. A new drug that affects the adaptability of the brain to new situations may work with therapy to relieve severe symptoms of PTSD.
A new pilot study suggests administration of a medication along with traditional behavioral therapy may help individuals with severe post-traumatic stress.
www.pbs.org PTSD, or posttraumatic stress disorder, can affect anyone who has experienced terrible trauma. From THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE (PBS, Jan. 4-6, 2010), Dr. Barbara Rothbaum talks about symptoms, treatment, and hope for recovery from PTSD. Dr. Roth…