Evidence-Based Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Modern Recovery Services utilizes best practices for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. We evaluate each patient individually to determine the best course of action on a case-by-case basis.
No two patients are alike and therefore no two people will have the same treatment plan.
Evidence-based treatment is the fusion of a medical professional’s expertise, combined with patient preferences, and the best practices of treatment that are supported by solid research.
According to the American Psychological Association, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and prolonged exposure are two types of therapy that are strongly recommended.
During CBT, patients focus on the relationship between thoughts and their behaviors. They work with a counselor to change these negative behavior patterns by changing the thoughts and feelings that are behind them.
CBT can help modify the thought patterns that are leading to the negative symptoms interrupting a person’s life.
The mechanism behind prolonged exposure teaches patients to face trauma-related feelings and memories that may have been previously avoided.
By facing these emotions and memories head-on, patients are able to process the memories and become less sensitive to cues and triggers.