Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is related to a person’s reliving of a traumatic event that happened in the past. A person with this mental health disorder may get flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, guilt, and isolation, among other things. With careful management through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy, it may be addressed.
A person with this condition may also have symptoms that disturb their normal way of living. This includes difficulty in sleeping and concentration problems. PTSD is thought to occur in 1 in every three individuals who undergo a traumatic event.
The Signs and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Some of the symptoms related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are stated as follows:
- Changes in emotional and physical reactions of an individual
- Being easily frightened or startled
- Always getting vulnerable when it comes to danger
- Reckless behavior with self-destructive tendencies
- Difficulty in sleeping or sleeping too much
- Difficulty in concentration
- Anger outbursts, aggressive behavior, or irritability
- Shame and guilt that is overwhelmingly high
The Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Any kind of situation which an individual finds to be traumatic may be the cause for getting PTSD. These causes include the following:
- A road traffic accident
- Any violent assault on a personal level like robbery or sexual harassment
- Serious health condition
- Experiences from the childhood
- PTSD may tend to develop right after when an individual may go through a disturbing event – it may occur some while later, sometimes even after years.
The Treatment Options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Any kind of treatment related to PTSD relates to the severity of the condition symptoms and the time they come after the happening of the actual traumatic event. Some of the treatment options for PTSD symptoms include the following:
Careful monitoring of the symptoms for checking if they get improved or get even worse without any kind of treatment
Antidepressant medications such as mirtazapine and paroxetine
Psychological therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy based on trauma, exposure therapy, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment.
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, telemedicine makes it possible for you to get the care you deserve. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.