Therapy May Ease PTSD Symptoms

A new study suggests couples therapy may reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increase relationship satisfaction. The study compared 20 couples who received the therapy with 20 couples who were put on a waiting list for it in 2008 - 2012. After the joint therapy, the PTSD symptoms were three times less severe than for the people on the waiting list. And, they reported that relationship satisfaction increased four times more than the couples on the waiting list. An abstract of the study is available in the August 15, 2012 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Learn about counseling at Vet Centers on VA's Vet Centers webpage.

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