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LIVING WITH PTSD: Lessons for Partners, Friends and Supporters
This program is invaluable to anyone caring for a PTSD sufferer. Whether the disorder results from war, child abuse, domestic violence, rape, or some other cause, viewers learn what PTSD is, why it is important to learn about this medical disorder, what they can do to help. Also explained are treatment methods, how to deal with the caregiver burden, and how PTSD affects the family and other relationships.
Survivors of trauma often have difficulty believing that they will ever recover. This program provides a realistic message of hope and teaches family members and community how they can assist in the recovery process.
The program features Dr. Frank Ochberg and Dr. Angelea Panos.
Frank Ochberg is a psychiatrist and the former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and a member of the team that wrote the medical definition for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He was the editor of America's first PSTD treatment text and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Dr. Angelea Panos holds a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker. She has more than twenty years experience in traumatic stress treatment, dealing with war refugees, domestic violence, victims of rape, and child abuse.