Trauma & PTSD
Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are psychological problems that are brought on by a frightening event, whether it’s experiencing it or seeing it. Flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable recollections of the event, are common symptoms.
Most people who go through traumatic events experience some degree of distress or difficulty adjusting and coping. With time, good self-care, and therapy, most people improve after a traumatic event. You may have PTSD if your symptoms persist for weeks, months, or even years and jeopardize your daily activities. If you are struggling with these conditions, we here at ASFY Mental Health Care in Bayonne, NJ can help. We offer a variety of services designed to assist individuals who are dealing with trauma and PTSD. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reducing symptoms and improving function.
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can begin one month after a traumatic event, although they may not appear until years afterward. These symptoms cause major difficulties in social and work situations as well as personal relationships. They can also prevent you from completing routine daily activities. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may vary in strength over time. When you’re anxious, you may experience more PTSD symptoms or encounter reminders of what you’ve been through. You could hear a car backfire and recall combat experiences, for example. Alternatively, watching news coverage on the internet about a sexual assault might bring back unpleasant memories of your own trauma. If you have persistent, distressing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they’re severe, or if you find it difficult to regain control of your life, see our mental health professionals. Our psychologist will create a customized treatment plan to help prevent PTSD symptoms from worsening.