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Exposure therapy is a behavioral treatment for PTSD that has been found to be very effective. Learn more about exposure therapy and different exposure therapy techniques that you might encounter depending on the symptoms you are experiencing.

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Coping with PTSD at Work

Coping with PTSD at work can be a very difficult experience. This article presents some tips that may help you better manage your PTSD symptoms during your work day.

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Acute Stress Disorder – The Diagnosis Before PTSD

In order to be diagnosed with PTSD, symptoms must have persisted for a month. So if the person has been suffering for a month, what have they been suffering from?

Aspartame and PTSD

Recent studies have shown a correlation between increased rates of depression and high-aspartame diets - but what does that really mean for sufferers of PTSD?

DSM-5 Changes to PTSD Diagnostic Criteria

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has declared that PTSD is no longer an anxiety disorder.

Could PTSD Be Genetic?

Recent research suggests that people who carry certain genes may be more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and PTSD

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic pulses that are intended to specifically stimulate certain regions of the brain, and may be an effective treatment for depression.

The Problems With Service Dogs, the ADA, and PTSD

Under the ADA, service dogs are often mislabeled as "emotional support animals" - an act with tremendous legal and emotional consequences for people with PTSD.

What Exactly Does PTSD Do to the Brain?

An in-depth look at the physiological origins of PTSD, from the amygdala and hippocampus to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the mid anterior cingulate cortex.

How Electrifying Your Brain Could Improve PTSD

Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is the application of electrical currents to the head (via electrodes) in order to influence brain activity - and it has some surprising applications to treating PTSD.

The Use of Technology in the Treatment of PTSD

Learn more about how technology is being used to improve our treatment of PTSD.

Multiple Sclerosis and Risk for PTSD

Learn more about multiple sclerosis and risk for PTSD.

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