Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health disorder in which a person has trouble recovering from experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event or series of events. This causes persistent mental and emotional stress.
Could My Symptoms be PTSD?
PTSD symptoms can look a little different for everyone, but they usually include:
- Memory Loss
- Self-destructive behavior
- Substance abuse
- Avoidance of triggers
- Overreaction to normal activities that are perceived to be threatening
You may think that PTSD only applies to members of the military or law enforcement, but that isn’t always the case. PTSD can affect anyone who has witnessed or experienced any traumatic event, including sexual assault, serious accidents, and even natural disasters. It’s also perceived as affecting men more than women, but the truth is that women are twice as likely to suffer PTSD.
While PTSD can be caused by a single, life-altering event, it can also be caused by a culmination of events, such as those routinely seen by paramedics, firefighters, and social workers. It can occur immediately after an event, or it can take months or years after the event to manifest. You may be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your PTSD, or you may not be aware of the event that caused it.
A PTSD diagnosis will frequently come hand-in-hand with other mental illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. This is why it’s so important that you seek treatment from a professional, like the highly-skilled, compassionate nurse practitioners at Revive & Thrive.
Treatments for PTSD will frequently involve several components. These will include ways to treat the symptoms, cope with the disorder, and build back your confidence and self-esteem.
This is done through a combination of therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapies
- Group counseling
Revive & Thrive Will Help Patients with PTSD
Our practitioners are compassionate and highly experienced in identifying and treating PTSD and its coexisting mental and emotional disorders. If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD, schedule an appointment at Revive & Thrive today.