Have you faced an event in which you were personally harmed, or exposed to the immediate threat of personal harm? Like many who have endured this type of situation, you may be suffering aftereffects in the form of a mental health disorder known as PTSD. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 7.7 million adults in the US are afflicted with some form of the disorder.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur when you experience, or even witness, an event that is traumatic or terrifying. Usually, these are situations that involve physical harm, or there is a serious threat of physical harm.
When suffering from PTSD, you may find yourself replaying the event over and over in your mind. This emotional reaction can last for an extended duration—long after the threat itself has passed. The associated symptoms can range from mild to extremely severe. In many cases, those who fail to seek professional help or enter a PTSD recovery center become debilitated by the trauma. PTSD can interfere with social interactions, cause poor job performance, and lead to problems within the family.
Altus Treatment Center provides patients with a comfortable and supportive environment with professional medical staff to help you identify PTSD and begin the recovery process.