Exposure therapy — asking patients with PTSD to close their eyes, imagine themselves back in that traumatic situation, and retell their story — is inherently difficult for people with PTSD, but confronting fears can also be the key to the cure.
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About the author: Col. Michael Roy, MD (Ret)
Michael Roy, MD, Col. (Ret.) is professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Military Internal Medicine at Uniformed Services University and director of Recruitment for USU's Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.