Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person has been exposed to a traumatic event such as combat, sexual or physical assault, a serious accident, or a natural disaster. It is characterized by symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety that can make it difficult for a person to return to their daily life. If you are struggling with PTSD, know that you are not alone and that help is available.
Do you have recurrent and distressing memories, dreams, or flashbacks of the traumatic event?
Do you experience intense distress when exposed to reminders of the traumatic event?
Do you avoid people, places, or activities that remind you of the traumatic event?
Do you experience negative changes in mood and cognition, such as feeling guilty, ashamed, or having a lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities?
Do you experience increased arousal and reactivity, such as difficulty sleeping, irritability, and difficulty concentrating?
PTSD is caused by exposure to a traumatic event.
It can be triggered by a variety of traumatic events, including combat, sexual or physical assault, a serious accident, or a natural disaster.
The most effective treatment for PTSD is a combination of therapy and medication.
Therapy can help you identify the underlying causes of your PTSD and teach you coping skills to manage your symptoms.
Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can help to balance the chemicals in your brain that affect mood and reduce symptoms of PTSD.
Trauma-focused therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are evidence-based treatment options for PTSD
It is important to work with a mental health professional to find the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists specialize in helping individuals with PTSD.
We are here to support you and provide the tools and resources you need to manage your PTSD and improve your overall well-being. Book an appointment.