Top Therapeutic Approaches to Tackle PTSD

There is no single therapeutic approach that works best for healing the symptoms of PTSD. In many cases, therapists resort to a combination of psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic Psychotherapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)  to help their patients.

To conquer the massive impact that PTSD and the coexisting symptoms have in your life, you must gain vast knowledge of the disorder. Learning what PTSD is, where it comes from, why you developed it, and what possible options for treatment are available can be done without the help of a mental health professional as long as you have access to viable sources of information.

However, implementation of therapeutic approaches should be done under the care of a certified mental health professional, whether it is a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Please keep in mind that your therapist-patient relationship is one of the most important components of mental health treatment, and a huge predictor of your success, so choose your therapist wisely.

Through the many years I have carried the weight of PTSD, I have learned that if you don’t understand this disorder, and I mean really disembowel the insurmountable amount of chaos and imbalance that the coexisting symptoms bring to your life, then there is no therapy or medicine management (or both) in the world that would do it for you.

Therapy, medicine, and brain retraining must be molded for your particular needs, and you must carve your own path to success and happiness. Few have the money for that, and even then, there are things that many therapists simply don’t get or cannot tell you to do for lack of personal experience or ethical concerns and regulations. In my honest unfiltered opinion, PTSD has to be felt to be understood. You have the power to change your mind by changing your approach to PTSD.

EMPOWER YOURSELF BY BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALING

This guide provides you with an overview of all the therapeutic approaches I have experience with, and which have consistently proven more valuable for me and other PTSD sufferers I have interacted with. While this is not a complete list of available therapeutic options and resources for people diagnosed with PTSD and C-PTSD, they are the most relevant, as they address the need for changes on all the relevant and important aspects of PTSD and accompanying symptoms, such as changes in perception and behavior, both huge problems for PTSD sufferers. Finding a suitable therapeutic combination approach for your particular PTSD needs is paramount for your recovery.