My VA Psychologist has suggested another PTSD therapy plan. "Prolonged Exposure", simply stated, amounts to "confronting safe but anxiety-arousing situations in order to decrease excessive fear and anxiety". In other words, revisiting and repeatedly discussing some of the worst events. It's similar to the old classic advice to a rider to "get back on the horse" after being thrown off. She says she has experienced good, long-term success with this therapy. On the downside, short -term effects include severely heightened symptoms. While I'd welcome any success/improvement, I'm concerned about the more immediate difficulties.
Any of you guys gone thru this therapy? Your thoughts/comments would be welcome and helpful. I'm pretty fuckin wound up about this shit, due to start on Tues, Nov. 4th, with sessions bi-weekly.
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I just can't help it. I am even a BAD INFLUENCE on myself !!!