PTSD (including Complex PTSD)
A significant number of people will develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event or events and this is of course higher in specific populations like the military. In many cases, PTSD is further complicated by additional problems like drug and alcohol misuse, as an unhealthy coping strategy.
The understanding of PTSD has evolved significantly in the last few years, going beyond typical symptoms and into more complicated concepts like ‘complex PTSD’. This again means that specialist assessment is necessary to identify the correct psychological therapy approach and tailor the choice of medication to target individual symptom patterns. Ultimately, the correct medication choice is an essential compliment to psychological therapy for this condition.