Early detection and prevention are keys to resolving, treating, and managing PTSD. There are a number of proven strategies and preventative treatments used in the industry today.
For example, cognitive behavioral therapy, in combination with some medications, offers a post-event psychological intervention for preventing PTSD.
In addition, a form of preventative treatment such as psychological debriefing is used often as a preventative measure; it is given to individuals directly following an event.
Debriefing consists of interviews, which allow individuals to confront the event, share feelings with a counselor, and help add structure to their memories of the event.
Lastly, psychobiological treatments have found success. Psychobiological treatments target biological changes that occur after a traumatic event. By increasing cortisol levels, this helps to reduce arousal post event.