For many, surviving any type of trauma is only the beginning of the battle. After the trauma is over, you may be faced with a form of extreme anxiety known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. PTSD can be a devastating disorder, but it is treatable. That is why it is important for those that feel they may be struggling with PTSD to seek help, overcome their challenges, and help make their life feel normal again.
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD occurs after either long term severe stress (such as serving in the army), or after a serious traumatic event (such as a car accident or sexual assault). During those events, the body experiences a form of severe stress that “resets” your stress and anxiety baseline. This makes it easy for even a mild stressor to cause severe anxiety that may lead to symptoms including:
- Reliving the event.
- Experiencing stress/anxiety as severe as the event.
- Making you on edge in non-dangerous situations.
- Triggering panic attacks.
Some people have night terrors that make it harder to sleep. Others can experience hallucinations that cause them to feel like the event is happening again. PTSD can affect people in many different ways, but one thing they all have in common is that the anxiety causes a severe disruption to their quality of life.
Treatment for PTSD on Long Island
PTSD can be successfully treated. There are many proven effective therapies that are able to help lower your stress baseline, improve your ability to cope with anxiety, and ultimately help you address PTSD symptoms. We have offices in Garden City, Rockville Centre, and Roslyn Heights, NY and our role is to be the therapists you talk to in order to help you work through your PTSD symptoms.
We’ll create a safe and comfortable space so that you feel free to share the symptoms that are challenging you, and together we’ll make sure to find solutions that will help you control the PTSD in the future. If you are struggling with PTSD on Long Island and are looking for someone to help you through it, or you’d like to learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder and whether you believe it may be affecting you or a loved one, please call us today at (516) 732-0273.
We also work with partners and families of those struggling with PTSD.