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Is It Ever Too Late to Get Treatment for PTSD?

Is It Ever Too Late to Get Treatment for PTSD?

 

Is it ever too late to get treatment for PTSD?

 
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[Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe] I always say the best time to get treatment is now. So whether now is coming back and you have some concerns that you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder well, go in now and talk with somebody. If now is 10 years later, because post-traumatic stress disorder can also have what's called a delayed onset, so it's possible that a person can experience a trauma, seem to be fine, and then years later, something cooks off that traumatic memory, and now they have post-traumatic stress disorder. So the best time to get treatment is always now.

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Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhDLt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhD, Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe is an Army psychologist who serves as the chief of Clinical Recommendations at the Deployment Health Clinical Center at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.


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