PTSD - NICE Guidelines
What treatment should my doctor offer me?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says that the NHS should offer you trauma-focused therapy. This could be cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).
If you have depression and PTSD, your doctor might treat your PTSD first. Your depression may improve after you get treatment for PTSD. If your depression is so bad it stops you from taking part in therapy, your doctor might treat your depression first.
If you have a drug or alcohol problem, you may need treatment for this before you can start therapy.
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on PTSD does not apply to complex PTSD.
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