Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder, that can happen after a very traumatic, threatening or scary event. Even if you weren’t directly involved in the event, the shock of what happened can be so big that it can have a long lasting effect.
When you have PTSD, it may feel as though you will never get your life back and that things will never go to usual. But there is hope – treatment is available to help you through each step of your journey towards wellness.
The Center • A Place of HOPE has experienced specialists that can help you so if you or any of your loved ones are suffering from PTSD, it is important that you ask for help.
Symptoms of PTSD
Some of the symptoms of PTSD can be:
- Avoiding certain situations out of fear
- Avoiding any situation that you think may be stressful
- Hiding your feelings of anxiety or worry
- Being more emotional and worrisome than usual
- Withdrawing from close relationships
- Emotional numbing
- Physical distress
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in appetite and eating patterns
- Unable to work to your full capacity
- Difficulty with concentration and focusing
- Relieving the trauma, or flashbacks
- Suicidal thoughts
For more detailed information about the symptoms of PTSD, have a look here.
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Do you chronically alienate yourself to prevent unpredictable situations, or avoid people and places that remind you of a trauma? Do you hide your feelings of anxiety and fear, or smile and laugh just so others will think you’re happy? Have you withdrawn from relationships with loved ones and feel like you’re facing all of this alone?
Well, you are not alone.
The Center is staffed with leaders in post-traumatic stress syndrome whole-person care – a professional team who understand the symptoms of PTSD and know how to help. Intense PTSD results from having experienced chronic, prolonged exposure to a traumatic circumstance, feeling as though you’ve lost a coherent sense of self, safety, trust, and self-worth. One feels a sense of continually being re-victimized.
If you have these symptoms, you may be suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder and a professional treatment program can be very helpful. The Center’s complete PTSD treatment program addresses the full spectrum of PTSD symptoms.
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Are you or a loved one experiencing PTSD? Imagine a world where you can embrace your life and the people you love, again. Imagine planning for your future without symptoms like chronic fear holding you back. As you know, post-traumatic stress disorder can be paralyzing in all areas of your life.
But there is one treatment approach that has proven to help PTSD sufferers regain their life, balance, and happiness. It is whole-person care – “inspired healthcare.” It is a treatment that addresses your medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual needs. Whole-person cares in the core treatment approach at The Center and has enabled us to help hundreds of individuals suffering from PTSD regain their life again.
Treatment Programs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Co-Occurring Issues, and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Every client’s PTSD Treatment Program is personalized to their individual needs. The Center is dually licensed for psychiatric issues as well as addiction treatment. This enables us to treat co-occurring disorders such as chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, and anger. Our program begins with a Comprehensive Assessment that will evaluate your whole-person, including the following areas:
- Chemical Dependency Assessment
- Behavior Addictions
- Complete Mental Health Assessment
- Vocational & Career Needs
- Family Functioning & Issues
- Health of Social Relationships
- Complete Physical Health & Fitness Assessment
- Complete Psychological Testing and Assessments, including:
- Complete Whole-Person Assessment by a physician
- Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire
- Depression Questionnaire
- Other assessments not listed here
- Complete Medical & Nutritional Testing and Assessments:
- Assessment and Nutritional Plan by a Certified Dietician
- IV Therapy (if recommended)
- Fitness Assessment by Certified Fitness Trainer
- Health Appraisal Analysis
- Amino Acid Profiles
- Complete Medical Exam
- Medication Reassessment – (if you are on medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, an assessment of effectiveness and new prescriptions may be provided)
- Complete Nutrition/Dietary Assessment and Menu Planning by Registered Dietician
- Food Allergies Screening
- Automated Chemical Profile
- Hormonal Profiles (for men and women)
- Healthy, Nutritious Weekday Lunches (organic, nutritional emphasis)
- Reference handouts to build your “Revitalization Handbook” to take home and use in months to come
Different types of treatment for PTSD
There are different types of treatment available for PTSD. It is important that you get the right treatment for you and this will be advised by an experienced health professional.
Some of the types of treatment that may work for you are:
PTSD there are usually 3 goals for talk therapy, and they are improving your symptoms; teach you skills to deal with your PTSD; and restore your self-esteem.
There are different types of talk therapies available but most of them usually fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The idea behind therapy is to help you to change the thought patterns that are disturbing your life. These changes might happen with talking through your trauma, or concentrating on where your fears are coming from and dealing with those.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR combines exposure therapy with a series of eye guided movements that help you process traumatic memories and change how you would normally react to them. The goal is to be able to think about something positive while you are remembering your trauma.
Prolonged exposure therapy
If you have been avoiding things that remind you of that traumatic event that happened, then prolonged exposure therapy will help you to confront these things.
The treatment will also involve some breathing exercises to help you to ease your anxiety when you think about your traumatic event. Focusing on your breathing can help you to relax and focus your thoughts.
You may then make a list of the things you have been avoiding and then slowly you will confront each of these things on the list one at a time. You will do this at your own time, but with the support of your health professional.
Sometimes the chemicals in the brains of those suffering with PTSD are not balanced properly and this can add to some of the symptoms you may be experiencing. If your chemicals are on edge, you may be easily triggered by your “fight or flight” response which will result in you being jumpier, and on-edge.
Medications can help to balance the chemicals in your brain and help you to react less to the flashbacks and memories you may be having.
Some of the types of medications you may be prescribed may be anti-depressants or anti-anxiety tablets. You and your health professional will work together to work out what the best medications are for you with the best effects and the fewest side effects. It usually takes a few weeks to notice changes with medications. Medications won’t usually change your symptoms, but they can help them to be less intense and more manageable.
Coping and support
It is important that you see a health professional to help you to manage your condition, however there are some things you can do yourself to help yourself:
- Follow your treatment plan – it is important that you follow the routine given to you by your health professionals, both with therapy and medications. It’s important that you know that it takes time for the treatment to work, so stick with it and follow your prescribed routine.
- Learn about PTSD – the more you know about your condition, the more it can empower you to take control of the symptoms you may be feeling.
- Take care of yourself – looking after yourself with enough rest, exercise, healthy eating and time to relax can all help you to cope better. Reducing caffeine and alcohol can also help you to reduce anxiety.
- Break the cycle – when you feel anxious, take a brisk walk or do a hobby or chat to a friend to help you to refocus and break the anxiety cycle.
- Consider a support group – talking to other people who are going through the same thing, or have gone through something similar, can help you to feel supported. Some of the things that helped other people, may also help you too. It also helps you to not feel as alone in your experience.
Contact our PTSD Treatment Center today
Are you or a loved one struggling with PTSD? Call us today at 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166 to speak with a PTSD specialist. It is a free, confidential call. We answer all of your questions and discuss what an anxiety treatment program might look like for you.
Or, you can start by filling out the quick and easy form on the top of this page. A PTSD specialist will contact you soon and answer all of your questions.
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We encourage you to visit with our team of professionals regarding the PTSD treatment services you need. You may reach us by filling out this form or by calling 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166. Financing is available.
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Are you or a loved one struggling with PTSD, and perhaps additional co-occurring issues? We care, and we can help. Please call us today at 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166 to speak with a trained PTSD treatment specialist. Discover how a treatment program at The Center may be the right decision for you. This is a free, confidential call.
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