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Our staff understands your issues and is here to help you find the appropriate dual diagnosis treatment center. For example, your therapist may ask you to confront your traumatic memories by thinking about your experience in detail. These other disorders share some of the symptoms of PTSD and can also make diagnosis difficult. What Are Scientists Learning From Research? Pitman RK, Sanders KM, Zusman RM, Healy AR, Cheema F, Lasko NB, et al. With asylum seekers, it is often important to attend to housing and immigration problems to give them the sense of safety they need before they can work through their traumatic experiences.

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