Anxiety, Trauma and How Prolonged Exposure Therapy Works For PTSD SAMHSA Dr. Edna Foa is an expert on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program she developed, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, involves revisiting traumatic memories in order to diminish their power and is regarded as one of the most effective therapies for PTSD to date. In this video, Dr. Foa discusses how she came to develop Prolonged Exposure Therapy and what its major components include. The video also includes an interview with a Prolonged Exposure Therapy patient, Sharonn, who shares a personal story of recovery from trauma.
PTSD: Stress and Resilience NIMH In the last decade, the United States has experienced a series of man-made and natural disasters. Large numbers of people in this country have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. This video focuses on NIMH research in the areas of traumatic stress reactions and specifically mental health issues among U.S. service members. What we learn from the military experience can help us understand stress risk predictions for the entire population.
How to Overcome PTSD Lee Memorial Health System More than 3 million cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, are diagnosed each year. The mental health condition really started getting attention after September 11, 2001, but health experts are finding the condition expands beyond those who serve in the military.