Traumatic Stress: New Roads to Recovery

Traumatic Stress: New Roads to Recovery

Because reactions to trauma are so different from one person to another, researchers are working to find the underlying causes of these post-trauma differences to develop better and more individualized treatments for trauma survivors. “While we have interventions, treatments, and help for people, we’re not completely satisfied,” says Farris Tuma, Sc.D., chief of the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Traumatic Stress Research Program. “We are trying to understand individual needs and help each person individually instead of applying general therapies and medications to everyone who is struggling with PTSD.” Dr. Tuma says that researchers from the University of North...

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