Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops in people who have experienced a traumatic, scary or dangerous event. Events can be life threatening. Such as, soldiers who have gone in to battle. Other events such as the death of a loved one, being robbed, harmed or violated in any way can also trigger PTSD. Adults and children can both be affected by PTSD.
PTSD symptoms can include:
- Behaviors, thoughts or actions that interfere with daily life or relationships
- Physical symptoms such as racing heart, sweating, bed wetting
- Frightening thoughts including nightmares or excessive worrying
- Flashbacks, reliving the experience
Treatment for PTSD includes talk therapy, medication or a combination of both. Each case is different; therefore, each case will be evaluated and given a plan based on the circumstances.
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)