Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Description:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) results when someone has personally experienced or witnessed a life threatening situation.  Examples of traumas are auto accidents, fires, physical or sexual assault, or surviving an extreme weather event such as a tornado.  Those who suffer from PTSD find that they are unable to return to normal functioning after an initial adjustment period of 2 months. They experience intrusive thoughts, memories or nightmares, an exaggerated startle response, irritability, insomnia, and anxiety attacks when reminded of the trauma.  They may also avoid any reminders of the trauma, such as being unable to drive after an auto accident or being unable to be around dogs after being bitten by a dog.  Sufferers may also find that they feel numb and unable to experience affection or happiness.

Treatment:

Staff at The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago have received training from the top international experts in the field of PTSD.  The best treatment for PTSD includes prolonged exposure in which the person learns to face their memories and real life reminders of the trauma until they no longer feel anxious.  Cognitive behavioral therapy helps to restore a healthy rewarding life by improving sleep, overcoming nightmares and rebuilding trust in self and others.  The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago staff will help you or your child re-establish a secure and comfortable life.

For More Information:

Globe1 Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Globe1 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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