POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

PTSD Treatment in Phoenix

What is PTSD?

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the reexperiencing of an extremely traumatic event occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock accompanied by symptoms of increased arousal and avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma.

Women are more likely to experience higher impact events, and are more likely to develop PTSD than men.Children are less likely to experience PTSD after trauma than adults, especially if they are under ten years of age.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PTSD

Some of the signs and symptoms of PTSD include:

*Behavioral: agitation, irritability, hostile, hypervigilance, self – destructive behaviour or social isolation

*Psychological: Flashback,fear, sever anxiety or mistrust

*Mood: Lost of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt or loneliness

*Sleep: Insomnia or nightmares.

*Difficulty concentrating

 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

As with most mental illnesses, no cure exists for PTSD, but the symptoms can be effectively managed to restore the affected individual to normal functioning. PTSD can be managed by combination of medication and therapy.

 

TREATMENT FOR PTSD

> Cognitive behavioral therapy
> Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

 

When to see a doctor

If you have disturbing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they’re severe, or if you feel you’re having trouble getting your life back under control, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Getting treatment as soon as possible can help prevent PTSD symptoms from getting worse.

If you have suicidal thoughts, or if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, get help right away through one or more of these resources:

Reach out to a close family member or friend.

Contact a minister, a spiritual leader or someone in your faith community.

Call a suicide hotline number — in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor.

Make an appointment with Psych ZenHealth today. We can help you with your recovery. Call us now @ (623) 225-7591 or (602) 491-8015

Make an appointment with our office today. We can help you with your recovery. Call us now @ (623) 225-7591 or (602) 491-8015, or schedule online.

We provide treatment and maintenance services for the following cases:

Depression
Anxiety
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma
Post traumatic stress disorder – PTSD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD
Attention deficit disorder – ADD
Personality disorders
Dissociative disorder
Psychotic disorders
Bipolar disorder
Stress management
Phobias
Suicidal Ideation
Behavioral Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Opioid and alcohol dependence