If you have complex post-traumatic stress disorder, you may be offered therapies used to treat PTSD, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focusing on trauma or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). You will also be offered treatment for other problems you may have, such as depression or alcohol addiction. Some medications for depression can reduce symptoms of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. These medications may be especially effective in combination with psychotherapy.
Develop a self-help guide for PTSD and CPTSD based on trauma-focused cognitive therapy (TF-CT). Support groups can help you and your loved ones. The CPTSD Foundation offers virtual communities that provide validation and support in an effort to promote healing. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder is closely related to traditional post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but may have additional symptoms.