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Monday, 22 August 2011 20:00

Jerry Boriskin: Treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders

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As part of its video series on addiction and trauma, The Meadows is pleased to present a 10-part installment featuring Dr. Jerry Boriskin discussing post-traumatic stress disorder and complex PTSD.

In the fifth video of his 10-part series, Dr. Boriskin, senior fellow at The Meadows, discusses his approach to treating complex PTSD and co-occurring disorders. He explains that the many levels of severity and complications require many levels of treatment. In order for patients to become integrated, they need to be treated with the appropriate level of care.

"You can't treat an overwhelming set of disorders in an outpatient setting," Dr. Boriskin says. "Sometimes you need an inpatient environment that's structured - yet flexible, containing, communicative, and instructive. It needs to have that right balance, and that's an art form that very few facilities are able to deliver."

In other videos, Dr. Boriskin talks about long-term treatment for complex PTSD, treatment goals, and the relationship between PTSD and addiction.

Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D, is an author, lecturer, and clinician with expertise in trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. He is the author of several books, including PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors and At Wit's End: What Families Need to Know When a Loved One is Diagnosed With Addiction and Mental Illness.

Other videos in The Meadows' series include interviews with prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning. To view, visit http://www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, see www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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