Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) usually occurs after someone has experienced an intense psychological trauma, such as experiencing a life-threatening event or a natural disaster. The Control Center offers several therapies that target common symptoms of PTSD. A personalized PTSD/trauma treatment plan, therefore, might include a combination of therapy options.
People with PTSD/trauma can experience symptoms that disrupt their normal lives significantly. Depending on the condition’s severity as it varies from individual to individual, those with PTSD could experience:
- Flashbacks of the traumatic experience
- Persistent nightmares
- Periods of intense anger
These symptoms not only disrupt the individual’s life, but also the lives of loved ones. In extreme cases (such as soldiers who develop PTSD during war), the person with PTSD could lose their connection with reality and become extremely confused and possibly violent, threatening the safety of loved ones.
Treating PTSD/Trauma with Medication Management
Some prescription medications have been effective at helping people cope with and overcome PTSD/trauma. In the vast majority of cases, medication management is used in combination with other therapies.
Treating PTSD with Psychotherapy
Various types of psychotherapy can improve PTSD symptoms rapidly and effectively. The Control Center provides a range of services that could meet the needs of someone experiencing PTSD/trauma. Some services that might be of benefit include:
- Individual Therapy that gives the client one-on-one time with a trained counselor
- Group Therapy that helps people with PTSD/trauma share their experiences with each other and form supportive networks
- Family and Couples Therapy that approaches PTSD from an interpersonal perspective and helps strengthen relationships
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) that helps the individual recover from trauma and reorient him or herself in the world
People with PTSD can also become dependent on drugs and/or alcohol in an effort to reduce the effect of their symptoms. When this occurs, the patient might need Medical Detoxification and Medical Management to help avoid future substance abuse.
The Control Center uses personalized PTSD/trauma treatment plans that identify the patient’s unique needs. If a traumatic event has made it difficult for you to continue life normally, contact The Control Center to learn more about how a personalized plan could help you recover.