Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly called PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying even – either experiencing or witnessing it. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary challenges adjusting and coping, but with time and self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms continue or get worse and interfere with your day-to-day activities, you may have PTSD.
PTSD is experienced differently by sufferers, but common symptoms may include:
- Unpleasant memories
- Avoidance of places, activities, or people related to the traumatic event
- Negative changes in thinking and mood
- Changes in physical and emotional reactions
- Changes in the intensity of symptoms
Through a multifaceted approach, those with PTSD are able to regain a sense of control over their lives and emotions. Call today to schedule time with one of our experienced providers to discuss an evaluation and treatment options.