Posted by pegasus on January 12, 2012, at 8:45:06
In reply to PTSD, posted by LLee on January 11, 2012, at 15:45:07
Some of the most effective treatments for PTSD are not medications, but things like EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, etc., which use mind-body methods to resolve the trauma. Studies show EMDR, at least, to be very effective at helping to resolve PTSD. I'm wondering whether you have access to any resources in your community that might provide one of these treatments at a low cost for you? Sometimes even a relatively low number of sessions can bring a lot of relief, depending on what your traumas are. I know that my local mental health center has a number of people trained in EMDR. And there are definitely people in the community who have flexible sliding scales and provide various of these trauma treatments. Sometimes folks who are just staring out have much lower and/or more flexible fees, but still good training in the techniques. Depending on where you are, of course.
Good luck. Let us know if you need help figuring out how to find low cost help.