Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after events that result in psychological trauma. More than 60 percent of US adults experience at least one traumatic event in their life. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 military personnel has PTSD; diagnosed cases have increased by 50 percent within the past year. More people are seeking treatment options to help prevent PTSD develop after trauma.
Nightmares are a common symptom with PTSD and two types of treatments for nightmares have been effective to treat PTSD. Dr. Paul Teman, Salt Lake City, Utah resident, is the medical director at the Sleep Wake Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and educates patients about sleep disorders. He was recently featured in Sleep and Wellness Magazine for a Q&A feature story in the month of February (a copy of the full Q&A is attached).
In the Q&A, Teman discussed a variety of topics were discussed including how PTSD can effect nightmares, sleep disorders and gave examples of treatment options. He also discusses about PTSD effects sleep and different types of sleep disorders associated with PTSD.
If you would like to meet Dr. Paul Teman to learn more about PTSD and sleep, I would like to make all necessary arrangements.