Therapeutic Interventions

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Disorder Paper PSYCH/575 November 7, 2011 Dr. Bar-Navon Disorder Paper This paper I will compare and contrast three therapeutic interventions used to treat PTSD, which will be cognitive-behavioral therapies, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) medications, and Acupuncture therapy. I will compare measures of effectiveness, such as validity, efficacy, symptom, and recidivism. Next I will identify what approach to treating PTSD I would use, and explain why. I will examine neurophysiological underpinnings of PTSD. Last, I will examine attitudes towards the three treatments I have selected. Therapeutic Interventions used to treat PTSD. The three therapeutic interventions that will be compared will be one in the cognitive…show more content…
Veterans researchs started doing research in 2007 and in 2009 came to the conclusion that CBT has been proven effect and successful in past years and in the present for the civilian PTSD population, it decreases PTSD symptoms by 60% to 80 percent. The downfall is that the level of success drops to some extent “in veterans with chronic, combat-related PTSD, although the evidence of treatment effects are greater with CBT that that of any other treatments” (U.S. Medicine, 2011, p. 1). Veteran’s research’s are still and have been testing other types of treatments such as group therapy, social rehabilitative therapy, marital and family therapy, along with a number of other resourceful therapies. “The Institute of Medicine searched through medical literature in 2007 and assessed approximately 90 studies pertaining to PTSD treatment techniques, and a report was released close to the end of that year backed up evidence that exposure-based therapies were the only therapies at that time that were supported by evidence” (U.S. Medicine, 2011, p.…show more content…
1.). Some of the events are military or combat exposure, natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquake, or tornado, serious accidents such as a car wreck, physical abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, terrorist attacks, and the death of a loved one. After such event, a person might feel frightened, confused, or annoyed. If these feeling stay with a person or if they get worse, the person may have PTSD. These types of symptoms can interrupt a person life, and make it difficult to go on with activities that are done a daily basis (United States Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011, p.
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