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Traumatic events and experiences sometimes leave you with feelings of intense anxiety, nightmares, irritability and insomnia. This is the body’s response to exposure to severe trauma or a life-threatening event. However, is these symptoms persist, if they begin to intrude on, interrupt, and affect your ability to function normally, you need to speak with a therapist. Remember, PTSD is a response to a traumatic, life-threatening event, whether or not it is in a combat or non-combat situation.
PTSD is a trauma-related diagnosis given when certain symptoms are present following a traumatic event such as combat, witnessing the death or severe injury of another, or the experience of physical harm which is considered to be life-threatening to the victim. Some symptoms experienced are: persistent nightmares of the event, recurring, intrusive memories, insomnia, loss of interest in things that you once enjoyed, feeling numb, inability to relax due to always being on edge or on guard, irritability/anger/rage which is not normal. For some people, these symptoms may take months or years after the trauma or deployment to appear.
Yes. The simple answer is, as with all mental illnesses, recovery is possible. However, the issue is much more complicated and a thorough assessment is needed to determine mental health, course of treatment based on your personal history, trauma experiences, underlying predispositions, strengths, etc. You can be assured that the combination of counseling and medication have been found to be effective in the treatment of PTSD. You do not have to suffer in silence. Call us today for an evaluation and customized treatment plan to get you started on the road to recovery. Reach out now... Help is a phone call away! (434) 421-5161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org