Veterans and PTSD treatment


Many veterans never dreamed of needing help coping with life following combat deployments. While the impact of surviving in a combat zone has left many veterans seeking help in overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there have been significant advances in treatment. An overview of available therapy approaches for PTSD can enhance a veteran's treatment options. There are three evidenced-based psychotherapies researched with veterans and recognized to be effective in the treatment of combat-related PTSD. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are all accepted as being effective treatment approaches. Each form of therapy has the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of veterans who are treated. Since each therapy addresses specific treatment issues, veterans should know that if one treatment has not worked well for them, other options are available in your ]community. [Excerpt]






E. C. Hurley

Original Work Citation

Hurley, E. C. (2012, February 5). Veterans and PTSD treatment. Huffinton Post. Retrieved from 2/5/2012



“Veterans and PTSD treatment,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 15, 2021,

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