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PTSD can significantly strain the emotional and mental health of loved ones and friends. These therapies focus on ways for patients to confront fear and develop anxiety-management tools. What should I be looking for in a counsellor or psychotherapist? One study has shown that venlafaxine XR reduced PTSD symptoms. footnote 8 Mood stabilizers such as carbamazepine (Tegretol) and lithium (Lithobid or Eskalith). Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder are also likely to: give up on hobbies and interests previously enjoyed.

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Publisher: Watercress Press (December 10, 2012)

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