The treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging, given its varied symptoms and that it can appear in combination with other disorders, such as anxiety or depression. Common symptoms appearing with PTSD can include flashbacks, insomnia, difficulty focusing and other symptoms commonly associated with anxiety or depression. A recent study showed that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) alleviated the symptoms of PTSD by mitigating the biological disturbances that occur in the brain following a traumatic event.
The study, which appeared in Biological Psychiatry, was produced by researchers at the University of Szegen in Hungary. Led by Dr. Szabolcs Kéri, the researchers examined 39 individuals diagnosed with PTSD and noted biological changes exhibited following involvement in CBT.