Most day-to-day traumas simply get better on their own over a period of time; often days or weeks. But at times, people can experience traumas that far surpass the individual’s ability to resolve the impact on their own. Such occasions often result in diagnoses of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When PTSD strikes, it can alter a person’s life in many significant ways such that finding peace, happiness, and meaning becomes difficult until the PTSD has been properly treated. Such PTSD symptoms often result from rape (and other forms of sexual abuse), physical abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, combat exposure, and so many other sources of trauma. When PTSD strikes, those affected find it difficult to relax due to continual arousal (e.g. being on guard, keyed up, etc.); get rid of greatly distressing/intrusive thoughts such as nightmares/flashbacks, etc.; and tend to avoid many things they used to find pleasurable such as gathering in a group of people, being around strangers, watching certain television shows, etc.
PTSD can be remediated in a rather short period of time and you can get back to life with meaning, joy, and tranquility with the help of a specially trained resource like Answers for Youth & Families, PLLC. Unfortunately, many try to treat PTSD with non-specialized talk therapy. The proper treatment can resolve PTSD in weeks; the wrong treatment can often worsen the condition. At Answers for Youth & Families, PLLC we use only the most effective, evidence-based treatments to treat PTSD.