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What is psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

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Psychotherapy for PTSD involves helping the person learn skills to manage symptoms and develop ways of coping. Therapy also aims to teach the person and his or her family about the disorder, and help the person work through the fears associated with the traumatic event.

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Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on August 4, 2020

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