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Keep a look out for behavioural changes, such as taking time off from work. Exposure therapy is intended to help the patient face and gain control of the fear and distress that was overwhelming in the trauma. Talking about past traumas is beneficial, but it’s not so much about sharing feelings, Dong-Matsuda said. “It’s about telling stories. The proximal cause of PTSD is thought to involve the explanatory style of individual interpretation of the event [28, 29].

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