As more military personnel return to the United States with PTSD symptoms, now is the perfect time to refresh our knowledge on treating this disorder.
Try bright light therapy before sleep medications or stimulants for patients with insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.
Nightmares can occur in response to traumatic events such as death, divorce or after a motor vehicle accident. They are more common in women than men, and are common among those who have abruptly stopped drinking alcohol or in those who use recreational drugs.
For the first time in the history of war, the number of psychological injuries has exceeded physical wounds. Primary care clinicians should be on guard for signs and symptoms of behavioral problems in returning troops and their children.