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Confronting posttraumatic stress disorder

FAGAN, NANCY RN; FREME, KATHLEEN RN, BSN

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Find out how to help a disturbed patient cope during real or perceived threats.

Many people who've survived an intense emotional trauma remain haunted by unwanted memories. Here's how to recognize a posttraumatic stress reaction and intervene therapeutically.

Nancy Fagan and Kathleen Freme are staff nurses at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

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