PTSD Treatment

The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers

PTSD Treatment

War veterans. Survivors of sexual or physical assault. Abuse victims. People who’ve been involved in accidents, natural disasters, and other events. People whose loved ones have been harmed or in danger. People who’ve unexpectedly lost a loved one.

There are many faces to post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. The National Center for PTSD reports that about 60% of men and 50% of women in the United States will experience at least one traumatic incident in their lives, and about 8% of the population will have PTSD at some point during their lives — 10% of women and 4% of men.

Many factors contribute to the onset of PTSD, and it is important to understand that having PTSD does not mean someone is weak. It does mean, however, that they are still struggling with feelings and reactions leftover from a traumatic incident, and they may need help overcoming those effects.

You may have or know someone who has PTSD and wonder how to help someone with PTSD. The first thing to know is that treatment for PTSD should come from a source that specializes in treating the condition. At The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we have professionals who are trained to treat people with PTSD.

This article gives an overview of PTSD as well as our treatment options, but you may also contact us directly at any time to see if our PTSD treatment program is a good fit for you or your loved one.

What is PTSD?

Many people who have undergone something traumatic in their lives face difficult emotions and stressful reactions that fade away as time passes. For some, however, those feelings and reactions don’t diminish, and they instead have a continued negative impact on their lives, such as causing feelings of stress or fear even if there is no danger. Those people may be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

What causes PTSD?

Events that are shocking, dangerous, or scary can cause someone to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people think of PTSD triggers as dangerous events such as military combat, but not everyone with PTSD has been through something dangerous. Other experiences, such as the death of a loved one, can also be PTSD causes, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Types of PTSD

Events that are shocking, dangerous, or scary can cause someone to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people think of PTSD triggers as dangerous events such as military combat, but not everyone with PTSD has been through something dangerous. Other experiences, such as the death of a loved one, can also be PTSD causes, according to the National Institutes of Health.

PTSD Signs and PTSD Symptoms

Symptoms of PTSD often start within 3 months of the triggering incident, but in some cases they can take much longer to appear — even years.

Doctors familiar with mental illnesses, such as psychologists or psychiatrists, can diagnose PTSD. To be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must have PTSD symptoms that last for more than a month, and the PTSD symptoms must be impactful enough to interfere with their work or relationships, according to NIH.

All of the following must occur for at least one month before a diagnosis of PTSD can be reached, according to NIH:

  1. At least two mood and cognition symptoms
    1. Trouble remembering major parts of the traumatic event
    2. Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
    3. Feelings of guilt or blame
    4. Negative feelings toward oneself or the world
  2. At least two reactivity and arousal symptoms
    1. Being startled easily
    2. Feeling tense, nervous, or jittery
    3. Angry outbursts
    4. Difficulty sleeping
  3. At least one avoidance symptom
    1. Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the triggering event
    2. Staying away from places, people, and things that remind someone of the event
  4. At least one re-experiencing symptom
    1. Flashbacks, which may be accompanied by sweating or a racing heart
    2. Bad dreams
    3. Frightening thoughts

PTSD symptoms in women may differ from PTSD symptoms in men. According to the Office on Women’s Health, women with PTSD are more likely than men with PTSD to be easily startled, to have difficulty feeling emotions, to have mental health problems that cause them to feel depressed or anxious, and to avoid things that remind them of the traumatic event.

What is PTSD Treatment and What Does That Look Like at PRC?

PTSD treatment usually includes psychotherapy and PTSD medication. The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are equipped to offer treatment for PTSD, which includes PTSD therapy that can help patients process the traumatic event that brought on their post-traumatic stress disorder. Our services include a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Day Program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and General Outpatient Program (GOP). If Residential Treatment for stabilization is required during PTSD treatment, such cases will be coordinated with a partnering residential treatment facility.

Phoenix Recovery Experience

Patients and their families who choose The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers for PTSD treatment and PTSD therapy learn and develop both recovery and disease-management skills. We also help our patients and their families to identify, define, and achieve stability in their pursuit of a meaningful life. Through the tools we provide and their own efforts, patients and their family members can achieve improved emotional and cognitive health and can begin to heal their relationships.
We are excited to answer your questions about PTSD treatment and support you in your healing process as you reclaim the life you desire. Give us a call at (801) 438-3185 to learn more.

The Phoenix Difference

The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by this guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders to celebrate life through lasting solutions.”

Treatment for PTSD at The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers is a carefully tailored program defined by research. We make every effort to support outcomes that prepare patients and their families to manage mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life. We equip those we help to overcome DMT abuse with both the knowledge and the applied behaviors they need to continue on a path to success.

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