Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Defined:
PTSD is an Anxiety Disorder (See Anxiety Disorder) that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, such as rape or mugging; natural or human-caused disasters; accidents; or military combat. The illness will make its sufferer feel afraid even after the traumatic event has passed. Left untreated, PTSD can be extremely disabling, affecting the patient’s own life, as well as the lives connected with his/her own.

Symptoms/Signs of PTSD:

  • Persistent Frightening Thoughts
  • Traumatizing Memories of the Ordeal Survived
  • Emotional Numbness
  • Sleep Problems and/or Nightmares
  • Detachment
  • Uneasiness or Agitation
  • Persistent Anxiety (See Anxiety Disorder)

BMS Treatment Options for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment:

The first step in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment is to conduct a Screenings at Behavior Management Systems. Talk therapy, using BMS Counseling Services, can be affective for varying degrees of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment. PTSD counseling can help the patient to navigate fears and mitigate unwanted symptoms through communication and reflection. Family Outreach is an accessible counseling program for children and adolescents suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Medication Management is available for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment when determined necessary by the care provider.

Contact Behavior Management Systems for an individual assessment on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment options.

More Information about PTSD from APA.org


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