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A clinical trial is a study to answer a scientific question, such as whether one treatment is better than another. Antidepressants have been used most and can provide some relief. They may have cognitive issues such as difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings, frustrations, headaches, fatigue, or many other symptoms. Core components of stress management used in PTSD may include physical strategies, such as relaxation training, controlled breathing (to counter hyperventilation), aerobic exercise, sleep hygiene, and improved diet; cognitive strategies, such as adaptive coping self-statements for use when confronting feared or avoided situations, distraction techniques, and thought stopping; and behavioral strategies, such as structuring daily routines, increasing enjoyable activities, and utilizing social support [6].

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