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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a mental health disorder that is triggered by traumatic events. Any event that is perceived as traumatic to an individual can trigger it. PTSD causes an individual to frequently feel a heightened sense of danger. The natural fight-or-flight response is accentuated and easily triggered along with feelings of stress or fear – even when in reality there is no actual danger. These feelings can negatively affect every aspect of one’s life – relationships, sleep, job, school, sleep, physical and mental health.
It can happen to anyone at any age. Some seem more likely to develop PTSD compared to others and researchers are not quite sure why, but it does seem evident that an individual is more likely to develop PTSD if the trauma was severe or it lasted a long time.
Treatment of PTSD involves psychotherapy, medication or the combination of both. Many therapists find that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and “talk therapy” can help individuals effectively process the traumatic event and remove the negative thinking patterns that have set in.
Medications that may help with symptoms include antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Both sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil) are two FDA-approved antidepressants to treat PTSD. Healthy life practices such as exercise, sleep, a balanced diet along with support from friends and family can help individuals with PTSD cope and manage their symptoms.
If you or someone close to you suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, please don’t wait another day. Treatment can provide effective strategies for coping with intrusive thoughts, memories, flashbacks, and nightmares restoring relationships, performance, and overall quality of life. Schedule an appointment with one of our caring and experienced providers at Clarity Mental Health in Castle Rock today.
If you or someone close to you suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD/CPTSD), please don’t wait another day.
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