Stanford expert explains PTSD

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Debra Kaysen, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences of public mental health and population sciences at Stanford University. Valley News/courtesy photo
Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village NewsMost people are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder, but what many people may not know is that a significant number of those affected with the condition have not sought help. Not only have they not reached out for help but may be undermining their wellbeing by trying to self-medicate. To discuss this subject, I am pleased to introduce clinical psychologist Debra Kaysen, Ph.D, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences of public mental health and population sciences at Stanford University. Kaysen is well-published and active in research in the areas of overlap between post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders and accessible interventions for individuals suffering from mental health symptoms following traumatic
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