Study suggests potential improvement to common PTSD treatment

Study suggests potential improvement to common PTSD treatment

Researchers at the University of Texas’ Austin Dell Medical School have found the means of altering how the brain responds less aggressively to traumatic situations marking a huge improvement in the standard exposure therapy used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The exposure therapy is the most commonly used therapy for patients suffering from PTSD and for reducing anxiety.

Currently, the common PTSD therapy is the gold standard in PTSD treatment. It helps patients gradually deal with traumatic memories and feelings by confronting unpleasant memories in a safe setting without any actual threat. Read more