Living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be extremely challenging and create an impediment to enjoying life for both the person experiencing the PTSD and their loved ones. Indeed, PTSD can be debilitating, leading to avoidance of certain behaviors, behavioral outbursts, anxiety, depression, and more. At Life Insight, our therapists provide services and support for PTSD treatment, Hinsdale. To learn more about our PTSD treatment options and how we can help you to regain control of your life and your emotions, reach out to us by phone or online.
As defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, post-traumatic stress disorder is a disorder that may develop in a person after they have experienced a highly traumatic event, including an event that’s shocking, scary, or dangerous in some way. A person who suffers from PTSD may experience:
In some cases, PTSD can lead to depression and a sense of hopelessness about the future. In severe cases, PTSD can lead to behaviors of self-harm.
A person may develop PTSD after being involved in a traumatic event. Examples of traumatic events that may lead to PTSD include being involved or witnessing the following:
Please note that the above list is not inclusive; a person may develop PTSD after being exposed to another source of trauma.
Post-traumatic stress disorder therapy seeks to help the patient improve and alleviate their symptoms, learn how to cope with their PTSD by teaching coping techniques, and restore their self-confidence and sense of wellbeing in the world. Usually, the type of therapy that a PTSD therapist will use is cognitive-behavior therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy will involve talking through the traumatic event and then working with the therapist to develop a new perspective and new thinking patterns around the event and current perception. By changing thinking patterns, a person who is struggling with PTSD may be better equipped to manage their symptoms and emotions.
Sometimes, PTSD therapy may also be paired with medication. It’s important that you speak with your therapist about your expectations for therapy, your goals, and your symptoms and challenges.
If you or a loved one is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, it’s important that you know that there is hope available. At Life Insight, our therapists provide PTSD treatment Hinsdale that is trusted and that is based on our patients’ needs, symptoms, and goals for therapy. To learn more about PTSD treatment and how it could help you manage your symptoms of PTSD and regain control of your life, please reach out to us by phone or online at your convenience. We are here to support you.
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