As Dr. Mark Goulston tells his patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), "The fact that you’re still afraid doesn’t mean you’re in any danger. It just takes the will and the way for your heart and soul to accept what the logical part of your mind already knows." In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, Dr. Goulston helps you find the will and shows you the way.A traumatic event can turn your world upside down, but there is a path out of PTSD. This reassuring guide presents the latest on effective treatments that help you combat fear, stop stress in its tracks, and bring joy back into your life. You'll learn how to:Identify PTSD symptoms and get a diagnosisUnderstand PTSD and the nature of traumaDevelop a PTSD treatment planChoose the ideal therapist for youDecide whether cognitive behavior therapy is right for youWeight the pros and cons of PTSD medicationsCope with flashbacks, nightmares, and disruptive thoughtsMaximize your healingManage your recovery, both during and after treatmentHelp a partner, child or other loved one triumph over PTSDKnow when you're getting betterGet your life back on trackWhether you're a trauma survivor with PTSD or the caregiver of a PTSD sufferer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, gives you the tools you need to win the battle against this disabling condition.