Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Case Study

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A change in the treatment of PTSD begun in Texas. The program was created by clinical psychologist John Fortunato. It combined group and individual therapist that include "massage therapy, reiki, meditation, yoga, and other holistic approaches" (Wall, 2010). The six to nine month program is a rigorous 35 hour treatment week (Wall, 2010). Fortunato stated, “In order to stay alive, their bodies have been hyperaroused for so long, that they come back home and cannot turn it off. The body doesn’t even remember how to relax. Massage therapy helps soldiers sleep" (Wall, 2010). According to this article, positive changes occur following massage therapy. By decreasing the clients' cortisol levels with bodywork, reduces a feeling

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