Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event, causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts, memories, or flashbacks of the ordeal.
Frequently associated with war veterans, PTSD can happen to anyone, at any age, who was involved in something life-threatening or traumatic, such as a hurricane, abuse, or a violent attack.
Symptoms of PTSD can begin a few days to years after the event, and can affect your life in many ways. Signs and symptoms of PTSD include:
- Easily startled or jumpy
- Irritability and aggression
- Memory problems
- Relationship problems
- Reliving the trauma in nightmares or flashbacks
- Self-destructive behavior, like substance abuse
- Trouble sleeping
- Avoidance of certain places or situations that bring back associated memories
You don’t have to suffer any more. Call and schedule an appointment with one of our psychiatrists at 305.355.9028.
Why Choose UHealth?
Researching PTSD treatments and care with co-existing mental health disorders. We’re actively researching new and better ways to treat PTSD, especially as a co-existing condition with alcohol and substance abuse and bipolar disorder. You can trust you’ll receive the most up-to-date treatment and care from psychiatrists who understand your condition.
Specialized care for anxiety disorders. We have special expertise in treating anxiety disorders in people in every age and life stage. With programs for children and adolescents, adults, and older adults/seniors, we’re here for all your needs.