"Trauma can come in all shapes, sizes, and severity, leaving sufferers with long-lasting physical, mental, and emotional scars" (Guess, 2009, para 1). Such trauma can often create the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most highly diagnosed disorders and has increased significantly over the years. According to the National Center of PTSD (2013) about 5.2 million adults will be diagnosed in a given year and eight percent of the American population will have PTSD symptoms at some point in their lives. Given these types of statistics, it's easy to see why treatment for PTSD has become a very popular subject as well as one that is constantly being researched.
PTSD can be treated by a variety of options but it seems the ...
A discussion regarding the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and how the effects of CBT can be measured with that population. 413 words, 3 references.