Treating PTSD: Maybe It's Time for Another Look at Our Options

September 4, 2014 12:53 AM

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Just about the time I was working to develop and lobby for the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Bill, which resulted in the creation of the Vet Centers (now numbering over 300 nationwide), Dr. Charles Figley published his book Stress Disorders Among Vietnam Veterans (1978). An internationally recognized traumatologist, Figley has devoted his career to the study and treatment of trauma. That's over 35 years of experience, much of it with veterans.

Dr. Figley was instrumental in the classification of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In a conversation about the new modalities to treat PTSD, he mentioned a recent series of editorials in The New York Times ...

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