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How do we know when posttraumatic stress disorder is getting better?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes a great deal of mental and physical distress, and can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life. There are a number of effective treatments for PTSD that are available, but many people do not make meaningful improvements and are left with residual symptoms that cause persisting problems (Koek et al., 2016; Larsen, Fleming, & Resick, …