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What Should I Expect From a PTSD Treatment Plan?

What Should I Expect From a PTSD Treatment Plan?

  • Posted at Oct 19, 2021
  • Written by Rebecca

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?

Exploring a PTSD Treatment Plan That’s Right for You

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.

Some Examples of Successful PTSD Treatments and Therapies

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:

Behavioral Psychotherapy Sessions

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.

Psychiatric Medications

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).

Getting Help for PTSD on an Outpatient Basis With Yellowbrick

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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