Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is triggered by a traumatic and terrifying event. This event can significantly impact an individual’s mental health. The individual may have personally experienced the traumatic event or just witnessed it. To find an effective PTSD treatment center in Los Angeles, contact Silicon Beach Treatment Center today at 866.520.4881.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, a traumatic event includes specific parameters, including death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Trauma can affect people in one or more of the following ways:
For most people, a traumatic event causes an individual to have temporary symptoms that cause the individual to have problems coping and adjusting. Eventually, those symptoms improve. When the symptoms get worse, or last for months or years, and continue to interfere with an individual’s everyday life, then the individual has post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder can start as soon as 30 days after the trauma occurs. However, it may take years for the symptoms to appear. Each individual has a different type of response to the trauma. These symptoms significantly impair an individual’s ability to handle everyday life and interact with people in social situations.
There are four categories of symptoms of PTSD. They are avoidance, intrusive memories, changes in physical and emotional reactions, and negative changes in thinking and mood. The symptoms and their intensity change and vary over time and are different for each individual.
You may experience intrusion symptoms related to the traumatic event commencing after the traumatic event has occurred. These symptoms last for at least one month in one or more of the following ways:
Avoidance means purposefully avoiding stimuli that in some way represents or reminds you of the traumatic event, lasting for at least a month in one or both of the following ways:
Negative moods and thoughts can last for at least a month, negatively impacting you in two or more of the following ways:
Significant changes in the individual’s behavior in ways that are specifically linked to and can be correlated as reactionary to the traumatic event. These symptoms can last for at least a month and illustrate by two or more of the following symptoms:
An individual with post-traumatic stress disorder may feel as though they are out of control. There are often secondary conditions as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. These conditions include anxiety, depression, and alcohol and drug abuse. Treatment is very important to help the individual reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If the individual can reduce the symptoms, they can learn to improve their ability to function in everyday life. At Silicon Beach Treatment Center, we treat PTSD. Our dual diagnosis treatment program can address both addiction and PTSD, giving clients the tools they need to heal. For more information about our services, contact our PTSD treatment center in Los Angeles today at 866.520.4881.
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