Copyright 1979-2012    Jesse W. Collins II Psychological Trauma (PTSD) Cope or Cure?! “Cope” refers to those helping approaches which assist affected people to learn how to identify   trauma etiology’s symptoms (thoughts, behaviors and feelings, for example, as attends grief), and to   manage them to levels where they are either controllable or made to have a less discomforting   influence on life-living.  “Cure” refers to a helping approach which instead of identifying and then trying to control, lessen or otherwise manage symptoms, facilitates reversal or removal of the trauma’s etiology. It is molecular extinction of the synaptic storage of the memory comprising the existential (referring to continuity or not of process) elements of identity that are changing consequent to and of the trauma-causing event. “Coping”-based clinical treatment and management models are exemplified by Behavioral and  its reformation  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), pharmacological and non-structured psychodynamic (Person Centered Therapy and analysis) models; symptom control-management approaches are considered to be Nosotropically-focused and are expected to be adapted (meaning one has to employ new learning or coping methods forever) for life. “Cure”-based clinical treatment and management models are exemplified by EtiotropicTrauma ManagementTM (ETM), Trauma Resolution TherapyTM (TRT) and Strategic Human Ontological Management (SHOM)TM. Because these models focus their problem solving activities on trauma etiology instead of symptomotology, they are considered to be Etiotropically-focused and not  adaptive -oriented (means success does not depend on the learning and maintenance of coping skills). Copyright 1979-2012   Jesse W. Collins II