Do you find yourself reliving a traumatic ordeal through thoughts and memories? Do you avoid people, places, thoughts, or even situations that remind you of a traumatic event? Do you often feel feelings of blame due to your traumatic experience? You may be suffering from a condition known as Posttraumatic stress disorder which affects over 5,000,000 each year. At Cana Psychiatric Health we provide posttraumatic stress disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona and would be happy to get you scheduled for an appointment with us.
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a serious medical condition which can develop when a patient has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event in which there was serious physical threat, harm or even risk of death. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a long lasting condition which can cause intense fear and helplessness in the patient. For most people, a traumatic event may leave lingering feelings of fear, nervousness, shock or even guilt, however, these feelings and thoughts go away over time. With PTSD, a patient will have continued feelings and thoughts that typically interfere with their day-to-day life. Although most common in adults, PTSD can occur in young children and teens as well.
Peoria PTSD Therapy
When it comes to treating a patient who suffers from PTSD, psychotherapy is highly recommended. There are various forms of psychotherapy available, however, cognitive behavioral therapy is typically the most common. Other forms of therapy such as Experiential or even Family may also be recommended depending upon your exact situation and how the disorder is impacting your daily life. In certain situations, patients may be referred to another mental health professional for in-depth therapy services.
PTSD Medication Management
Along with psychotherapy, medication is another useful tool when it comes to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and the associated symptoms that come along with it such as anxiety. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers, blood pressure medications and even atypical antipsychotics may be used during treatment. These medications can take weeks to months to fully work and some patients may need to try various medications before finding the right one for their situation.
Start PTSD Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Tired of reliving a traumatic event from your past? Want to stop avoiding situations, thoughts, places or people that remind you of something traumatic? Tired of feeling to blame for your PTSD symptoms? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today to start PTSD treatment in Peoria, AZ.