4 Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD

These are the Four Most-studied and Proven-Effective Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Matt Gangloff
7 min readFeb 8, 2022
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If you’re reading this article, I probably don’t have to tell you what PTSD is.

But something you might not know is that there are well-established, Evidence-Based treatments for it.

At least, I didn’t know that until recently. Imagine my surprise. I guess I just thought PTSD was something you “catch” and once you’ve got it, you’ve got it.

But that’s just not true. PTSD is treatable.

The vast majority of people who experience symptoms of PTSD recover.

Some people even experience radical, positive growth in the aftermath of a traumatic experience.

In fact, there are several well-established treatments with tons of science to back them up. They’re called “Evidence-Based Treatments” and I thought I might share them with you because the word is clearly not out yet.

What is an Evidence-Based Treatment?

There are lots of ways to treat PTSD. Not all of them are equally effective. Some could have serious side effects. So, it makes sense to seek out treatments that are backed by sound…



Matt Gangloff

I teach the how-to’s of Post-Traumatic Growth: How to heal and grow, find a new mission, become your best self and build a meaningful life. www.mattgangloff.com