How CBT Helps People with PTSD?

Q:
How CBT helps people with PTSD?

A:
CBT means Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, it is one of the psychotherapies for people with PTSD. The goals of PTSD CBT include:

  • Change the way of people with PTSD in evaluating their environments, feelings and thoughts.
  • Teach people with PTSD to face stressful problems or situations in a much more healthier way.
  • Reduce PTSD symptoms and problematic behaviors.
  • Improve patients’ quality of life.

CBT techniques are as follows:

  • Self-monitoring: Allow patients to write down their feelings and thoughts in response to certain stressful situations.
  • Behavioral experiments: Take part in behavioral experiments or situations once you feared, try to look at the world in a new way.
  • Cognitive restructuring: Help patients to gather new evidence against their former negative evaluations towards certain stressful situations or things.

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