Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause you to routinely relive memories of trauma from your past. If you struggle with PTSD symptoms after experiencing or witnessing something traumatic, the experts at Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC in Houston, Texas, can provide individualized therapy to help you cope and improve your quality of life. Call Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC or book a PTSD evaluation online today.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition with symptoms that arise because of traumatic situations or circumstances in your past. The time it takes for those symptoms to appear varies, but they usually start within three months of their traumatic source.
Experts once considered PTSD, previously called shell shock, to be exclusive to combat veterans. Today, they know it can come from many possible causes. You might experience PTSD after experiencing:
Nearly everyone feels afraid after experiencing something traumatic in their lives, but not everyone experiences PTSD. Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC can review your symptoms and diagnose you with a professional assessment.
Regardless of the trauma you endured that led to PTSD, you can experience a wide variety of symptoms. There are four categories of PTSD symptoms:
With PTSD, it’s common to suffer nightmares and flashbacks. These are called re-experiencing symptoms because they cause you to relive the traumatic event.
Arousal and reactivity PTSD symptoms include being easily startled, feeling on edge, having trouble concentrating, and engaging in risky or impulsive behaviors.
When you have PTSD, you attempt to avoid reminders of your trauma, such as any discussion about the topic, people associated with your trauma, and even your own thoughts and memories.
PTSD can warp your feelings and perception of the world. You might feel depressed, socially isolated, and uninterested in your usual interests.
These symptoms must last for at least a month to result in an official post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis.
The team at Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC evaluates you with a comprehensive mental health assessment that includes a review of your medical history and a detailed questionnaire about your symptoms.
Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC constructs your personalized PTSD care plan to minimize your symptoms and improve your quality of life. The practice specializes in many forms of individualized counseling, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
You may also benefit from taking medications to regulate your moods and behaviors.
To explore treatments and services that improve your PTSD, call Live Life Wellness Clinic LLC or schedule your initial evaluation online today.