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This is an interesting article which gives a synopsis of a study done by Case Western Reserve University.  It begins to delve into the idea that when an individual chooses the type of treatment he/she embarks on, then the chances of successful recovery increase.  Maybe it’s because that the feeling of choice makes a person feel more in control (and lack of control of the situation can definitely be an issue), I’m not sure, but it does make me wonder.

I do think it’s an interesting read.  It gives me the impression that really understanding the different treatments out there and working with a therapist to find what is suitable for your own person is key.

Letting people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose between treatment methods improves their quality of life and reduces the disorder’s symptoms, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.

The same data also showed that patients with PTSD using marijuana or other drugs saw poorer outcomes from treatment, mainly because they dropped out of treatment programs—potentially prolonging their cycle of PTSD and substance use.

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