PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have seen or lived through a shocking, scary, or dangerous event such as military event, suicide, death, sexual or physical assault, work related issue or accident
The feeling of fear or anxiousness is natural to feel traumatic life event. Human nature is to react to fear by triggering reactions that can happen in a split second. This normal “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction we instinctive do to protect ourselves in an extreme situation. It is common to everyone at some point in life to experience a range of reactions after trauma. Most often people recover from initial symptoms naturally. We find that people who experience ongoing emotional issues with trauma maybe diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you are a loved one is feeling overly stressed, jumpy, frightened or anxious post trauma you may be have PTSD.
Signs and Symptoms of PTSD
- Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating
- Bad dreams
- Frightening thoughts
- Desire to avoid places, events, or objects that are reminders of the traumatic experience
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Feeling strong guilt, depression, or worry
- Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past
- Having trouble remembering the dangerous event
- Being easily startled
- Feeling tense or “on edge”
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Having angry outbursts
- Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
- Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
- Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
- Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
Symptoms can begin or worsen after the traumatic event. If you are experiencing the listed symptoms and you are feeling alienated or detached in your relationships, we recommend that you seek psychological treatment.
Trusted Treatments &Therapies
At River Lake Clinic, LLC, we know that each of our patients are unique and have experienced different trauma. Because of this we create individual treatment plans. It is important for anyone with PTSD to be treated by a professional.
Contact us today for your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment service. We proudly serve patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and surrounding communities.