Monday, March 1, 2021

Learn More About Your Diagnosis

 

As Service Members or Veterans with PTSD, it is important that we know more about our diagnosis than anyone else - more than our therapists, our doctors, and our treatment team. At the end of the day, no one will be more invested in your recovery than you. It is vital that we understand PTSD inside and out - what it is, what it isn't, and how to come back from it. 

When we don't fully understand our diagnosis, PTSD can feel terrifying. But the truth is that PTSD is relatively common, and there are three VA-approved treatment methods that work 90% of the time: Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (learn more here). And the truth is that those evidence-based treatments (EBTs) work for the long haul; PTSD does not "go into remission" like cancer only to strike us another day. 

There is misinformation galore about PTSD, even among treatment professionals, so it's time for us to get to work. Learn more about PTSD from other blogs like ours: start here and check back with us for more information soon. 

Most importantly, know that you are not alone. These 75 blogs on PTSD will connect you to other Service Members, Veterans, First Responders, and Family Members like you. 

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