Our providers have extensive experience with treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We have 30 years of experience and many awards for psychiatry, therapy, and mental health coaching.
“He is a guy who is trying to have all his stuff together, keep his head straight, but is just sort of falling apart on the inside.”
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur at any age, following an event that has had a negative impact on an individual. This event can be a one-time trauma that a person has lived through such as an attack, or it can be an ongoing event that the person cannot escape. PTSD can also result from witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD can develop immediately following the event, or years later. It is marked by flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety in relation to a trauma that has been experienced or witnessed. It is normal, even healthy for us to experience a range of emotions following a traumatic event; however, if the experience is affecting the way you operate in everyday life, it may be time to see a professional who can help you work through the issues.
PTSD can present differently in individuals, but symptoms must always include re-experiencing the event, mood changes, avoidant behavior, and heightened reactivity. Re-experiencing the trauma can show up in the form of nightmares or flashbacks. Mood changes after a traumatic experience can include having negative feelings about oneself or experiencing feelings of guilt, which can lead to feeling detached from loved ones. PTSD can also make it difficult to remember specifics about the event. Avoidant behavior includes staying away from people, places, or events that are reminders of the traumatic experience, as well as avoiding feelings related to the trauma. Many common signs of PTSD are the heightened reactivity symptoms which include being tense and easily startled or having outbursts.
• Make sense of the trauma
• Reconnect with the people you care about
• Understand how to control negative thoughts & feelings
• Regain a sense of control of your life
• Learn to set goals for activities you can handle
• Help you think better about yourself
There are many reasons people do not seek treatment for their PTSD symptoms, ranging from their denial of a problem to guilt and shame to not knowing how/when to seek help. Many times a person will put themselves in treatment when they accept they have an issue and are ready to get help, but often times it happens through family and friends intervening. If you are concerned for yourself or someone you know, it is ok to reach out for help.
• Living through dangerous events and traumas
• Having a history of mental illness
• Getting hurt
• Seeing people hurt or killed
Feeling horror, helplessness, or extreme fear
• Having little or no social support after the event.
• Dealing with extra stress after the event, such as loss of a loved one, pain and injury, or loss of a job or home.
Providers at Jeff Ditzell Psychiatry have experience working with individuals who have developed PTSD from various traumas. They have worked with soldiers during and after combat, dealing with traumas both witnessed and experienced. They have worked with survivors of the attacks on 9/11, and they have worked with civilians that have survived assaults. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the types of traumas that can be experienced in this life, but the good news is there is help to work through these traumas. Give us a call, we can help end the on-going suffering that is common in PTSD.
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.
Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the psychiatrist/therapist and provide them with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking PTSD Treatment. In addition to seeing if you will be a good candidate for PTSD Treatment, they will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in treatment. With your best interests in mind, you will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.
At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work with that psychiatrist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your therapist to set goals for your overall mental health experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.
Call +1 646 751 7908 and speak to any of our office staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.
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