The effects of PTSD extend far beyond its symptoms. PTSD can affect both physical and mental health as well as quality of life in multiple ways. For example, Cognitive Processing Therapy improves physical health and sleep.
Prolonged Exposure improves physical health and social functioning. Clients treated with Prolonged Exposure report better social functioning , and their social functioning continued to improve even 12 months after the therapy concluded. PTSD treatment can offer wide-ranging benefits to patients.