Almost 7% of the US adult population will experience PTSD at some point in their lifetimes. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a mental health condition that can develop as the result of experiencing extreme trauma. The results of developing PTSD can include experiencing debilitating symptoms that can keep people from living out their daily lives. For example, avoidance behaviors, relationship issues, hallucinations and nightmares, and more. Fortunately, treatment is available for people who are dealing with PTSD. But, what can people who need help through professional treatment expect from a PTSD treatment plan?
It’s important for people living with PTSD to know that not everyone gets the same results from the same PTSD treatments. So, different treatments work differently on different people. This is why it’s vital to be open to various treatments in order to find the one that best suits your individual needs. And, that it’s important to identify a treatment facility that offers a number of different treatment options for PTSD so that you can find the treatments that are the best for you.
In most cases, the most successful treatments for PTSD are short-term outpatient therapies that involve evidence-based methods known to reduce symptoms of PTSD.
As mentioned, because people may respond to PTSD treatments differently, it’s vital to offer a number of therapy and treatment options. And, make these treatments available for all who are living with the debilitating effects of PTSD. Here at Yellowbrick, we offer a number of treatments that are known to successfully help people living with PTSD better manage symptoms and go on to live healthier and more comfortable lives. Some of these PTSD treatments include:
Psychotherapy is one of the most successful and helpful forms of PTSD treatments available. Specifically, behavioral therapy in the form of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), helps people living with PTSD to both expose the reasons for the development of this mental health issue and develop lifestyle changes that are effective in reducing negative symptoms that are involved with a PTSD diagnosis. Furthermore, during these sessions, individuals are provided with information on how to change thought patterns that can lead to episodes of debilitating symptoms. And, develop skill sets that can help to challenge the ongoing effects of PTSD that impact daily life.
CBT involves one-on-one therapy sessions between a clinical psychotherapist and the individual living with PTSD so that support is confidential and guided in a safe and supportive environment. But, various methods of CBT may be utilized to identify and address specific thought patterns and behaviors that can develop differently with various experiences of trauma.
Another successful form of PTSD treatment is psychiatric medication. In most cases, it’s used in combination with therapies and other treatment approaches to control symptoms of PTSD. Most commonly, prescription psychiatric medications that are successful in helping to manage symptoms of PTSD include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). These medications work by helping to balance vital hormones in the brain that are responsible for mood management, which can effectively work to reduce symptoms like mood swings, depression, and high-stress levels (that can also result in negative or self-harming behavioral patterns including loss of sleep).
Ready to tackle the negative effects of trauma in your life? Yellowbrick offers both outpatient and residential approaches to treating mental health issues, including trauma and PTSD. Learn more about our services and how we help people manage the symptoms of their mental health issues right from our website today.
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A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.