What is PTSD? What causes it? How can it be treated? Three Hadassah Medical Organization experts -- Prof. Omer Bonne, Dr. Inbal Reuveni, MD and Dr. Shlomo Rahmani Zwi-Ran -- joined host Benyamin Cohen to talk about the complexities of diagnosing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD, in "You, Me & PTSD."
PTSD didn't become an official diagnosis until 1980 and initially was associated with military trauma. But it can be caused by other types of trauma including car accidents, sexual assault, domestic violence, infertility or perinatal loss and even COVID-19. And just as there are many different types of PTSD patients, there are many different treatment protocols. The specialists discuss classic PTSD symptoms, the latest treatment options and ongoing research in such areas as the effects of COVID, anxiety, depression and PTSD on pregnant women (the answer may surprise you).
They are optimistic about the future of PTSD diagnosis and treatment, including improved diagnostic tools and how Israel is leading the way in the increasing use of medical cannabis. “We … hear from people … that this treatment is helping in their mood … and other symptoms,” says Dr. Rahmani Zvi-Ram.
Listen to the latest Hadassah On Call episode for the latest in PTSD diagnostics and treatment options.