The Doctor Is In: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1991)



The term post-traumatic stress disorder was originally used to describe the symptoms of Vietnam veterans who came home from the war suffering from depression and rage. But PTSD is not limited to battlefield vets. Anyone who has had a deeply traumatic experience can develop PTSD, and treatment techniques developed for Vietnam veterans are now being used with other patients. Host Jamie Guth interviews a Vietnam veteran and follows him in a support group and at home with his wife and children; she also spends time with an adult woman, who is an incest survivor, and two survivors of the 1989 San Francisco area earthquake. Among the lessons of the program is that the sooner treatment is begun, the better the chance for recovery.

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