The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in former soldiers.
According to the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT), this common type of psychotherapy emphasizes how the way patients think affects what they feel and do.
There are several different types of CBT. In cognitive processing therapy (CPT), PTSD sufferers learn life skills that help them to understand how a traumatic event changed their feelings and thoughts.
Another type of CBT, prolonged exposure therapy (PE), encourages veterans to talk about the traumatic event until their memories are no longer upsetting. PTSD sufferers also visit places they have avoided in order to minimize emotional suffering.
Comment below if you have received CBT and what your experience was.