Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment in North Conway, NH :

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD occurs when individuals go through a potentially life-threatening situation, such as a car accident, military combat, violent crime or a terrorist attack. For some, the effects of such an experience linger long after the trauma, and cause intense and debilitating symptoms. These symptoms include flashbacks (involuntarily reliving the event over and over), nightmares, disrupted sleep, agitation, intense anxiety, feeling jumpy and easily startled, chronic and pervasive fearfulness, social withdrawal, depression, irritability or anger, feeling numb or disconnected, blacking out, difficulty concentrating, lapses in memory and even suicidal thoughts or urges. Pharmacological treatments include SSRI and SNRI medications, benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics and beta-blockers. Psychotherapy is considered a first-line treatment for PTSD. Prolonged Exposure Therapy and EMDR are two gold-standard treatments. Modified DBT is also effective for some. Alternative treatments such as yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, body therapy and exercise are also helpful for some individuals.

 

If you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and are interested in treatment, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation appointment.