When someone experiences fear, pain, shock, or stress, they may develop a condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The condition often causes people to cope in ways that are unhealthy or even self-destructive. For many survivors, PTSD can interfere with daily life, disrupting work routines and tearing away at relationships.
PTSD need not be a life sentence. Trauma-informed therapy treatment has helped many recover from PTSD. Wellness Center NJ offers PTSD therapy tailored to each individual’s unique circumstance. Our PTSD treatment centers provide a safe environment where people can address the underlying trauma that gives rise to harmful feelings and behaviors (e.g., negative emotions, addictions, social withdrawal).
When people think of traumatic events, they usually imagine warfare, shootings, or sexual assaults. Certainly, someone who witnessed a life-threatening emergency is likely to experience PTSD. While such violent scenarios are common triggers, PTSD can also result from less physically dangerous situations. Someone who witnessed a life-threatening emergency is likely to experience PTSD. Neglect, abandonment, or the death of a loved one can inspire similar responses. When diagnosing PTSD, mental health professionals focus as much on the psychological effects or symptoms, as they do on the nature of the trauma.
Everyone reacts to trauma in different ways. Some people display symptoms immediately after a traumatic event and then never develop chronic PTSD. Other times, PTSD is latent, developing slowly over a long period of time.
PTSD can also manifest in a multitude of ways. Sometimes PTSD sufferers experience a range of emotions including feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear. Some traumatized individuals become emotionally numb. Others become emotionally sensitive. Some bury themselves in a flurry of activity. Others may lose their motivation and struggle to get through each day. In some cases, the traumatic event replays over and over in someone’s mind. In other cases, people repress unwanted memories.
Some common signs of PTSD include the following:
No matter which symptoms you are experiencing, it’s critical that you seek help for PTSD. No one can fight the battle against trauma alone.
Coping with trauma can be a harrowing ordeal; there’s no reason to continue suffering long after the event or to suffer alone. The medical profession has made great strides in recent years. Healthcare providers have gotten better at diagnosing and treating the disorder. If you or someone you love displays the symptoms of PTSD, it’s important to get medical attention right away. Those who have been diagnosed should seek treatment for PTSD as soon as possible.
Wellness Center NJ is here for you. We specialize in comprehensive and individualized PTSD care. We won’t develop a treatment plan until we meet you face to face. Just as there is no “normal” reaction to trauma, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Through expert psychiatric care and compassionate counseling, we can help you rebuild positive relationships and rediscover the joys of life. Call us at (201) 503-7118 to start your healing journey.