Anxiety Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

31. What kinds of treatments are available for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. People with (PTSD) may be helped by recalling their traumatic event in a safe environment, which helps reduce the fear it produces.

Treatments for PTSD include various types of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medications, and eye movement desensitization (EMDR). To learn how these therapies are used to treat PTSD, see Treatment of PTSD (Veterans Administration).