Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs in Reading, PA
While you might be familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder in relation to military combat veterans, PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can affect anyone who has experienced a violent or traumatic event.
Certainly, war and acts of terrorism can leave intense emotional scars, but PTSD can also be triggered by a car accident or other injury, natural disaster, domestic abuse, assault or rape. It can affect those who were victims of the trauma themselves as well as those who witnessed any of these experiences.
Symptoms may include heightened anxiety about the event or reminders of the event, nightmares, and flashbacks, or the inability to stop thinking about the details of the trauma. Symptoms vary in intensity and may become more severe when you are dealing with other life stressors.
In many cases, PTSD symptoms start within a month of the trauma and may interfere with daily functioning. Getting treatment early can greatly improve your ability to cope and help lessen symptoms over time. You don’t have to go it alone. Our expert clinicians are specially trained to treat the effects of PTSD. Call us 24/7 at 610-406-4346.