Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become center stage for mental health. As the tragedies for many veterans continue to play out post-war, the education and research regarding PTSD has recognized the varied events, encounters, experiences and responses in which PTSD can have multiple types of individuals. Especially now, more than ever, the social exposure to the violence, aggression, volatility, oppression, disasters, etc., in our lives leaves us in a vulnerable and chronic state of trauma exposure. Sometimes, recognizing the impacts of such exposure can be hard to identify until it is too late.
We help you win back that appreciation, and tackle your condition in a way that ends the suffering, ends the reminders, and brings you back into your life with the lust for living, and not a constant overshadowing fear of what surrounds you, and your haunting past. We also know that PTSD is as far from clear-cut and simple as you’re going to get in terms of mental disorders. Your mind, for all intents and purposes, was shattered – and it was broken in a unique way. Mending it – helping you pick up the pieces and put it back together on your own terms – requires a deeper understanding of exactly what you’re dealing with here.
The Symptoms of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is most drastically highlighted by a selection of symptoms that revolve around reliving, and constantly being faced with the event itself.
You’ll experience symptoms of avoidance, of intrusive or unwanted memories and thoughts, and negative thinking, such as:
- Avoiding People and Places
- Loss of Interest
It’s a long list of symptoms that could very well mean something else, but typically what highlights PTSD and sets it apart from other disorders is the constant presence and repeated reminder by your own mind of the trauma that started all of this in the first place.