Mile High Behavioral Health
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
8801 E Hampden Ave
To contact us:
Phone: (303) 960-6249
Fax: (303) 537-6923
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that people can get from going through a life threatening or terrifying event. These traumatic events may trigger PTSD but not in all cases. In most cases it can seem like you will never recover from a traumatic event or even feel normal again. It is common for people to feel frightened even when they are no longer in danger but some people experience events that are so traumatic that they become unable to function in their daily lives.
What are the common signs or symptoms of PTSD?
· Flashbacks to event
· Severe Anxiety
· Avoidance of people, places, things, and situations that remind of the traumatic event
· Detachment and isolation
· Difficulty sleeping
· Difficulty concentrating
· Increase in blood pressure/heart rate
· Feeling numb inside
· Feeling guilt, depression, worry
· Easily startled
· Irritability or anger
What are possible effective treatments for PTSD?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Integration Based Stress Reduction (IBSR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
How can I learn more about PTSD?