A gold standard for PTSD treatment
Prolonged exposure (PE) is an effective first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), regardless of the type of trauma, for Veterans and military personnel, and non-military civilians. With extensive research and clinical practice guidelines from various organizations, PE has shown effective in reducing PTSD symptoms, including related concerns with anger, guilt, and depression.
Prolonged exposure therapy is an exposure based treatment. Exposure therapy is a form of psychological treatment designed to help people confront and overcome their fears. One of the most common behaviours that accompanies fear is avoidance. While avoiding scary or frightening activities, situations or events might appease your fear in the short term; it stands to make things progressively worse in the long run.
Exposure therapy is an excellent way to break the pattern of avoidance and restore quality of life!