Prescription for PTSD
Society is plagued by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite
its epidemic, protean, and refractory nature, PTSD receives little more
than cookbook pharmacotherapy with tranquilizers and antidepressants.
Prior to any pharmacotherapy, PTSD should first receive interdisciplinary
therapy with spiritual, psychological, vocational, marital, and family
counseling. Moreover, since PTSD is sustained sympathicotonia, PTSD needs
regular aerobic exercise, which stabilizes the autonomic nervous system,
and the elimination of all addictive substances (including sweets,
alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and drugs), which destabilize the autonomic
nervous system and aggravate anger and depression.
Competing interests: No competing interests