What is PTSD?
A person that is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or “PTSD” for short, likely has a few other factors that come into play with it, such as anxiety and depression.
Treating the symptoms of all potential conditions can help the person regain their normal life, while treating each day as it comes.
One of the most beneficial treatments for PTSD is therapy.
Through the use of therapy, the person feels more confident about doing everyday activities, while finding an assortment of other ways to cope with anything that they feel along the way.
“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ~ Danielle Bernock
Johnnié Sanders provides therapeutic services to help those suffering from this condition heal.
While it does take time, it is important to seek out help from a professional to cope with the symptoms sooner, rather than later.
Symptoms of PTSD
It is important to stress that anyone that has been in any type of traumatic situation previously can suffer from this condition.
Veterans do have a greater chance of having the disorder, but others can also exhibit signs and symptoms.
Going through trauma is not rare:
In the United States, approximately 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one trauma in their lives. For soldiers who’ve served in the Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and “Operation Iraqi Freedom” wars, it’s estimated that 11% to 30% have had PTSD in their lifetime.
(Source: The National Center for PTSD (a division of the US Department of Veteran Affairs)
The symptoms can also vary depending on the specific person and their background, but can include:
- Social isolation
- Self-destructive behavior, including substance abuse
- Hostility or irritability
- Severe anxiety
- Loss of interest in everyday activities
- Emotional attachment
- Unwanted thoughts
- Many other symptoms…
“Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” ~ Michel Templet
It is important to consider all aspects of emotional issues that come with this condition, as these symptoms can also be linked to other disorders, as well.
Benefits of PTSD Therapy
There are benefits that come with PTSD therapy, so it is important to consider all of them for a treatment plan to be successful, if you suffer from this condition.
Skills and techniques that are shown in therapy help to reduce the symptoms associated with PTSD.
“I spent many years trying to make up reasons about why I had the ﬂashbacks, memories, continuous nightmares. When I ﬁnally decided to quit trying to hide from truth, I began to heal.” ~ Karen Marshall
In patients that have ongoing therapy, they have found a difference in the way that they handle situations and their emotions.
The therapy will focus on the trauma aspect, as well as the impact that it is having on the current life that the person lives. This is something that is important to focus on, as the trauma has happened in the past and the person has to regain themselves for the sake of their future.
PTSD therapy is an ideal solution for the treatment of this condition.
Speak with Johnnié Sanders regarding the therapy options you would like to consider.
She is able to provide a comfortable, quiet area to speak in, allowing you to have someone you can count on and trust to help you manage your symptoms.