Psychotherapy for PTSD
Psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are the primary treatment for PTSD, typically delivered through either a hospital, an inpatient residential treatment center, or an outpatient treatment center. Here, individuals undergo programs ranging from 40-90 days or more, with therapies focused on improving behavior, reducing avoidance, and resolving trauma. Most post-traumatic stress disorder treatment programs will also include specific treatments to help individuals manage relationships, stress, social life, job, and family life, with changes dependent on the individual and their life.
Nearly all PTSD is based on either cognitive behavioral therapy or one of its derivatives, which may include DBT, EMDR, motivational therapy, acceptance therapy, etc. Two factors that are almost always included in PTSD treatment include: