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Psychotherapy leads in treating post-traumatic stress disorder
Psychotherapy leads in treating post-traumatic stress disorder By: Adam P. Stern, MD, Contributor Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common, often debilitating mental health condition that occurs in some people who have experienced trauma. It can have a negative impact on mood, mimicking depression, and is characterized by petrifying episodes in which affected people re-experience trauma. New research suggests psychotherapy may provide a long-lasting reduction of distressing symptoms.