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Chesapeake PTSD Counseling Understands PTSD?

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health condition that some develop after they experience or witness a life-threatening/changing event. Examples might be sexual assault, a car accident, a natural disaster or combat experience.

It's really normal to have very upsetting thoughts, to feel edgy, or to have trouble going to sleep following one of the events described above. It’s really normal to have some struggles resuming normal life at this point for a while. You might not want to go to work or church. You might not want to go school or spend time socializing but the norm is that you can, with some effort, resume your normal activities. This is a rather usual response to trauma. Wyndhurst Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can help you to decide if what you are going through is exaggerated and help you to determine what to do next.

If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still really struggling, you may have PTSD. For some, however, the PTSD symptoms may begin later or they may be transient…that means they come and go. Hopefully, through working with Chesapeake PTSD Counseling, the symptoms can be much fewer and further in between.

Chesapeake PTSD Counseling Knows the Risk Factors?

PTSD can happen to anybody. We’re all weak in various ways but developing symptoms of PTSD is not weakness. Not at all. However, there are some things that will increase the likelihood of one developing symptoms. Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can help to identify these triggers:

  • A very intense traumatic event.
  • Getting injured.
  • Combat Experience.
  • Assault.
  • Sexual Assault
  • Previous Exposure to a traumatic event.

Chesapeake PTSD Counseling Knows the symptoms?

There are various types of symptoms of PTSD, however, they may look and feel a little bit differently for each person. A trained clinician at Chesapeake PTSD Counseling will be able to help you sort this out.

  • Reliving the event. This is sometimes called re-experiencing the symptoms. This may include unpleasant memories. It may include nightmares. You may even feel like you are going through the traumatic event again. You may have heard this referred to as having a flashback. Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can help you look forward.
  • Avoiding situations. You may find yourself avoiding various events or people that bring on memories of the traumatic event. Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can help you get back out there.
  • Negative beliefs and unpleasant feelings. Our tendency is to be hard on ourselves anyway, but for folks with PTSD this may be really exaggerated. You may really view yourself differently now. There may even be struggles with guilt or shame. You may also not find joy in things that once brought you pleasure. You may feel numb or the opposite may be true. You may be extremely fearful and believe that the world is just a dangerous place and that there is no one that can be completely trusted. Happiness may be a very distant memory. Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can bring happiness again.
  • Super edgy. This is referred to as hypervigilance. Jittery, extra-alert, on the lookout. You might have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. You might have trouble concentrating or you might be more irritable or get easily startled. You also may find that you have a tendency to engage in unhealthy activities such as excessive drinking or smoking. Chesapeake PTSD Counseling can usher in a fresh perspective.

Can people who have been through trauma get better at Chesapeake PTSD Counseling?

Absolutely. There are many forms of treatment for PTSD. For many, these treatment options totally rid the individual of the symptoms. Wyndhurst Chesapeake PTSD Counseling is here for you.

No longer a need to be afraid. Get moving by calling Chesapeake PTSD Counseling … 434-237-2655.