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Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Are you a veteran? Are you having nightmares and flashbacks? Do certain sounds and smells set you off? Maybe you get nervous in crowds, constantly scanning for threats. Or maybe your mood swings all over the place. Perhaps sometimes, you lash out. You might struggle to remember everyday things, to concentrate. You might feel cut off. If you have experienced severe trauma or a life-threatening event, you may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress, commonly known as post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, shell shock, or combat stress. Maybe you felt like your life or the lives of others were in danger, or that you had no control over what was happening. You may have witnessed people being injured or dying, or you may have been physically harmed yourself. While everyone may experience PTSD differently, there are three main types of symptoms:

  1. Re-experiencing the traumatic event.
  2. Avoiding reminders of the trauma.
  3. Increased anxiety and emotional intensity.

Some common symptoms of PTSD include: Difficulty concentrating, lack of interest/apathy, feelings of detachment, loss of appetite, hyper-vigilance, exaggerated startle response, sleep disturbances (lack of sleep, oversleeping), irritability.

We can help to understand your thoughts and find new ways to cope with your feelings.

  • Develop a full and accurate understanding of the physical and emotional responses that are characteristic of PTSD.
  • Build a mindset that helps you maintain control of yourself at all times and know the skills and tools to do so.
  • Discover, practice, and instill coping skills as a necessary part of your recovery.
  • Learn how to fully integrate back into the family, community, and civilian life.
  • Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma.
  • Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust.
  • Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories.
  • Address problems PTSD has caused in your life.
  • Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma, work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust.
  • Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories.
  • Address problems PTSD has caused in your life and relationships.

Call us at 951-290-2997 to speak to a compassionate therapist. We work with all sorts of insurance and any financial situation. You can also book an appointment right now.

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