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Upon release, he went through near daily counseling on an outpatient basis. It's time to serve our troops with the same fidelity with which they serve us. In relation to the first line treatment, there is some evidence that TF-CBT is under-represented in the current mix of treatments. Indirect exposure may occur when learning about a traumatic event that has affected close relatives/friends or when exposed to details about an event through work, much like a police officer.

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