Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: How It Affects Veterans and Treatment Options That Can Lead to a Better Life Live Chat

ptsd-chat-calloutThough commonly associated with combat experiences, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, be it a near-death experience, sexual violence, or even a car accident. Some common symptoms include upsetting memories, jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these symptoms persist, they can cause severe disruptions to daily life. Emory’s Veterans Program offers effective treatment to post-9/11 veterans who may be suffering from PTSD.

Join Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, director of Emory’s Veterans Program and a leading specialist in the treatment of PTSD,  on Tuesday, September 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss PTSD and approaches to treatment. She will be available to answer in-depth questions regarding types of therapy and treatment  methods offered through Emory’s Veterans Program.

Register for the live chat on September 22 at 12pm here.

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About Dr. Rothbaum

Rothbaum_BarbaraBarbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine.

Rothbaum is a clinical psychologist who specializes in research on the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, focusing in particular on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality exposure therapy to the treatment of psychological disorders.

Rothbaum has served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member for Pentagon officials since 2009 and serves on the committee for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Study on Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Author of over 200 scientific papers and chapters, Rothbaum has published four books on the treatment of PTSD and edited two others on anxiety.  Rothbaum received the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She has served on the Board of Directors and as past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Traumatic Stress. Dr. Rothbaum is currently on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF), the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), and McLean Hospital of Harvard University, and on the Board of Directors for ADAA.

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