Obstacles, Challenges, and Proper Treatment of PTSD: An Effectiveness Case Illustration

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Schaefer, Stephanie M.
Psychiatry and Psychology
thesis / dissertation description
The purpose of this study was to examine the literature regarding the treatment of severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to demonstrate the need for clinicians to become trained and experienced in administering exposure therapy. The obstacles to using this method will be discussed and myths will be disputed based on the literature. The case study will further demonstrate the critical need for exposure therapy treatment by examining the treatment of a woman with severe PTSD who did not respond to other treatment modalities.