Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD )?
After experiencing a deeply troubling event in your life such as a physical or sexual assault, car accident, or witnessing a frightening event. memories of the event can continue to intrude into your awareness. This can happen from childhood experiences being ‘reawakened’ or new and recent frightening events.
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD )
Frequently you will develop difficulties with your sleep, have nightmares, find your mood is uneven and your concentration low. Avoiding new situations, especially those that might remind you of the event can impact your relationships, school and work performance.
Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD )
Treatment is carefully geared to your level of distress. Anxiety can be so uncomfortable that relief “should have happened yesterday”. Understanding, developing or extending current coping strategies, relaxation techniques, enhancing family and friend support, short term medication are all part of a treatment strategy geared to getting you back to peak performance at school, work, friends and family.