If you’ve experienced a traumatic event and now experience prolonged episodes of fear, stress, and disturbing thoughts, you may have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Fortunately, PTSD treatment is available at Iasis Solutions, led by Virginia Ndoro FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, in Framingham, Massachusetts. Start your treatment by scheduling an appointment online over the phone today.
PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after a person has witnessed or lived through a traumatic event or experienced prolonged trauma.
Events that can trigger PTSD include:
PTSD causes disturbing thoughts, fear, and stress, along with a variety of other symptoms, even after the traumatic event has ended.
Psychologists divide PTSD symptoms into four categories:
Intrusive thoughts include nightmares, repeated and unwanted memories, and flashbacks to the traumatic event.
Another symptom of PTSD is the avoidance of thinking, remembering, and talking about the traumatic event, and avoiding objects, people, places, and activities that can trigger unwanted memories.
PTSD can cause negative changes in mood and thinking like:
Examples of these types of PTSD symptoms include:
Many people have these types of symptoms from time to time. PTSD, however, causes symptoms that last for over a month and cause major disruptions to a person’s work, relationships, and daily functioning.
People with PTSD also frequently experience related concurrent conditions, like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder.
There is no “one size fits all” treatment for PTSD, and not everyone with PTSD requires treatment. For those that do, Iasis Solutions offers a variety of treatment options.
These options include, but are not limited to, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), telepsychiatry, medication management, and more.
Your PTSD doesn’t define you. If you’re ready to regain control, book an appointment with Virginia and her caring team at Iasis Solutions online or over the phone today.