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Here are the best approaches to treating PTSD, experts and survivors say

By in Press Enterprise on November 17, 2017

By Suzanne Hurt

Terrorist attacks such as the Dec. 2, 2015, shooting that killed 14 people in San Bernardino lead to higher rates of post-traumatic stress that last longer — and impact more people — than other disasters, experts say.

A multi-pronged approach has been found to be most effective for tackling the complex, chronic condition.

Attack survivors can have a tougher time recovering from trauma, partly because they know the attackers were motivated by the desire to terrorize, rather than by mental illness.

  • Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a walk on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Prospect Park in Riverside, Ca. Cardinale, a survivor of the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, says regular walks in nature have aided in her PTSD recovery. (Micah Escamilla, Press Enterprise, SCNG)

  • Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a walk on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Prospect Park in Riverside, Ca. Cardinale, a survivor of the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, says regular walks in nature have aided in her PTSD recovery. (Micah Escamilla, Press Enterprise, SCNG)

    Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a walk on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Prospect Park in Riverside, Ca. Cardinale, a survivor of the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, says regular walks in nature have aided in her PTSD recovery. (Micah Escamilla, Press Enterprise, SCNG)

  • Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a moment to reflect during a walk on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Prospect Park in Riverside, Ca. Cardinale, a survivor of the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, says regular walks in nature have aided in her PTSD recovery. (Micah Escamilla, Press Enterprise, SCNG)

    Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a moment […]    

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