Not Just For Soldiers: Civilians With PTSD Struggle To Find Effective Therapy

PTSD Struggle to find effective therapy

May 20, 2019 | National Public Radio | By Caroline Covington

Lauren Walls had lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — including spending five years and at least $20,000 with one therapist who used a Christian-faith-based approach, viewing her condition as part of a spiritual weakness that could be conquered — but her symptoms worsened. She hit a breaking point two years ago, when she contemplated suicide.

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