More than 7 million adults will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. PTSD can develop after experiencing a traumatic event, such as physical abuse or violence, the death of a close family member, military combat, or a natural disaster.
When the symptoms of PTSD develop, they can impact your memory, emotions, brain, and health. PTSD symptoms include the following:
- Daydreams and nightmares about the traumatic event
- Flashbacks about the trauma
- Difficulty concentrating
- Angry outbursts
- Lack of interest in activities you previously found enjoyable
- Feelings of worry, guilt, or depression
- Avoiding situations or people that remind you of the traumatic event
Many of these symptoms commonly develop after experiencing any type of traumatic event. But if your symptoms last more than a few weeks and begin to interfere with your everyday life, PTSD treatment is necessary.
Many people with PTSD attempt to lead a normal life despite their symptoms. Though in some cases it is possible to live with the symptoms of the disorder, a complete recovery requires professional PTSD treatment.
A PTSD treatment center can help you to work through your symptoms while addressing the trauma that triggered the disorder. PTSD treatment typically involves individual and group therapy, and the use of specialized therapies such as Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as substance abuse, depression, an anxiety disorder, or an eating disorder along with PTSD, a PTSD treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.
To find out more about PTSD treatment, please call an expert at Clearview Women’s Center at [clickpath phone=”800-573-0770″].