What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as war/combat, natural disaster, a serious accident, sexual assault, or other violent personal assault.
PTSD was once known as “shell shock” during World War II and “combat fatigue” after World War II. However, PTSD doesn’t just occur to combat veterans; it can affect anyone, of any nationality or culture, and any age.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
The symptoms of PTSD can be grouped into four main categories, with symptoms varying in severity:
Arousal and Reactive Symptoms
Negative Feelings and Thoughts
How can Prime Behavioral Health help?
The treatment for PTSD can vary from one person to another. At Prime Behavioral Health, our clinicians will work closely with each individual to identify the best course of treatment possible. Typically, the treatment may involve psychotherapy, exposure therapy, stress inoculation training, and medications.
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