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How Running May Help Better Treat PTSD

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Terrence Henry/KUT News
UT Associate Professor Mark Powers and Benji, the rose hair tarantula that helps him demonstrate how to treat anxiety.

Many of us will experience trauma at some point in our lives, and some of us will get Post-Traumatic Stress Order, or PTSD.

It’s not unique to military veterans. It affects 8 million adults in the U.S. every year. Recent research by Mark Powers, an associate professor at the Institute for Mental Health Research at the University of Texas at Austin, shows how running could make PTSD treatment more efficient and tolerable for patients.  

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