Mile High Behavioral Health

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231

To contact us:

Phone: (303) 960-6249

Fax: (303) 537-6923

E-mail: mhbh@mhbhonline.com

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

· Nightmares

· 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)

Exposure Therapy

Cognitive Restructuring

Stress Inoculation

Stress Management       

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Integration Based Stress Reduction (IBSR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Family Therapy

Medication

Zoloft (Sertraline)

Paxil (Paroxetine)

 

How can I learn more about PTSD?

Facts and Figures about PTSD

Information about PTSD

Everything you need to know about PTSD

The Basics of PTSD

Causes and Symptoms of PTSD

Diagnosis Dictionary: PTSD (Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

PTSD: Signs Symptoms and Treatment

Statistics of PTSD in Adults

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Post-traumatic stress disorder