Clinical Roadblocks in PTSD Treatment: Sleep, Pain, and Substance Abuse

R. Bruce Lydiard, MD, PhD

Staff Psychiatrist
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, South Carolina

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Lydiard discusses difficulties in treating problems that co-occur with PTSD: depression, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and substance abuse.

Learn more

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, by Lisa M. Najavits (New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2002)

Sleep Disturbance in Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v. 68(8), Aug. 2007, 1257-1270

Interviewed by Jean Kaplan Teichroew, ADAA Director of Communications