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Vol 4, No 3 (2007)
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Post-traumatic stress disorder - understanding and treatment

Aleksandra Cebella, Izabela Łucka
Psychiatria 2007;4(3):128-136.


The main purpose of medical and psychological action includes diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and distinguishing this syndrome from other mental disorders. Treatment of PTSD includes both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Specific psychological and pharmacological interventions is aimed on changed human mental functioning present even many years after the occurrence of the stressor.

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