PTSD Treatment Q&A
If you are suffering from mental health disorders, our professionals will help manage symptoms of PSTD. We are conveniently located at 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 1045 Mountain View, CA 94043. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
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Some events in life are disturbing, distressing, and disquieting and can leave life-long psychological scars that take great effort to heal. When the body is injured, it automatically responds with healing and regenerative processes that take place without any external action. This, however, is not the same with psychological trauma; mental disturbances can cause immense stress that, if left unaddressed, can fester into even more problems. The human mind often deals with difficult situations by suppressing these thoughts, rather than addressing them; this can lead to these traumas resurfacing, later on, only to come back with more force and ferocity than before.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in people who have experienced a traumatic event, such as physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, combat, natural disasters, etc. PTSD can cause reliving the event through nightmares or flashbacks, and may also cause feelings of detachment or numbness, as well as hyperarousal, which can make it difficult to function normally. It is estimated that 5% to 8% of Americans will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with women much more likely to develop the disorder than men.
The symptoms of PTSD can vary from person to person as well as in intensity and duration and can be triggered by a variety of situations. PTSD can develop after a single traumatic event, or after experiencing repeated/prolonged traumatic events.
Common symptoms of PTSD include:
– Emotional numbing
– Intrusive thoughts
– Memory loss
– Negative thoughts about self and the world
– Self-isolation; feeling distant
– Anger and irritability
– Reduced interest in favorite activities
– Difficulty concentrating
– Vivid flashbacks
– Avoiding things related to the event
– Casting blame
– Difficulty feeling positive emotions
– Exaggerated startle response
– Risky behaviors
– Thoughts or plans of self harm or harming others
– Anxiety and depression
– Disturbed sleep patterns
There are many traumatic events that can cause PTSD, some of the most common include:
– Military combat
– Rape or other physical assault
– Childhood abuse
– Natural disasters
– Automobile accidents
– The sudden death of a loved one
– Seeing someone get seriously hurt or killed
– Being held at gunpoint
– Terrorist attack
– Mass shooting
PTSD can do following:
– Interpersonal relationship problems
– Difficulty trusting others or self
– Use maladaptive ways of coping such as excess alcohol or substance use
– Emotional eating
– Difficulty with attention and concentration
Psychotherapy for PTSD at Mind-Body Care is an effective way to manage symptoms of PTSD and improve functionality. Our clinicians at Mind-Body Care are trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive and are here to help you process and work through traumatic experiences and memories that may be impacting you daily. We provide a safe and empathetic space to you and help you understand how traumatic experiences have impacted your mind-body-brain, your relationship with yourself and those around you. Our clinicians take a non-pathological and non-judgemental approach and are here to assist you as you take on this journey towards your healing and recovery. As our focus is holistic wellness, our goal is to assist you by working through all aspects of your self- mind-body-brain-self. We believe in a personalized approach when it comes to providing trauma-focused therapy to clients. Our clinicians utilize many different modalities of care to help you on your healing journey, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Rapid Resolution Therapy.
We are here for you throughout your healing journey and are proud of you for taking this step. Call us today to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 1045 Mountain View, CA 94043. We serve clients from the entire Bay Area, Mountain View CA, Palo Alto CA, Menlo Park CA, Redwood City CA, Stanford CA, Los Altos CA, Sunnyvale CA, and Cupertino CA. We look forward to serving you!