VA Study Will Compare Effectiveness of Two Leading PTSD Treatments –

Read article - Quotes Paula Schnurr, PhD, professor of psychiatry, about how the Department of Veterans Affairs is studying whether it is better to treat post-traumatic stress by consciously processing traumatic events or by prolonged exposure to memory of the trauma in hopes of fine-tuning the therapy delivery system. "Treatment for PTSD works. PTSD does not have to be a chronic disorder," says Schnur. "We're at a state right now where we have a number of treatments that are effective, but what we don't know very much about is how the treatments compare with each other."