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Washington DC Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Washington DC Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling

Know the Symptoms of PTSD:

Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that affects people who have experienced trauma. It manifests as uncomfortable or disruptive symptoms such as:

  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Hyper-alertness
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Nausea

You can get the help you need to live with and alleviate these symptoms. People in Washington DC with post traumatic stress disorder do not have to hide it or deal with it alone.

Someone Who Will Understand What You Are Going Through

Man dealing with Washington DC Post Traumatic Stress DisorderIf you are living in Washington DC with post traumatic stress disorder, our counselors can help you. Having someone to talk to about your symptoms is important, but not all types of counseling focus specifically on PTSD treatment and PTSD recovery. Make sure you talk to one of our staff about common treatment and our Washington DC post traumatic stress disorder experience.

Drug Therapy and Talk Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Washington DC

Studies show consistently that a combination of psychopharmacological (prescription drug) treatment and talk therapy treatment leads to the quickest recovery for post traumatic stress disorder. Our Washington DC PTSD treatment does not include prescription drugs but we may refer you to competent psychiatrists in the DC area and collaborate in your treatment with them.

Five Tips for Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Washington DC

While you are waiting to come see our Washington DC post traumatic stress disorder counselors, you may want to keep these tips in mind:

  • Remember that post traumatic stress disorder is treatable. If you find asking for help scary, you aren’t alone. You can get the help you need by not being ashamed of your condition and the things you may be doing to cope with it.
  •  Learn about your condition. PTSD is your brain and body’s natural response to highly unnatural stress. It can help to realize that, instead of being flawed, your mind and body is doing what it is designed to do, but needs help re-balancing to a normal flow.
  • Consider finding a support group to be able to talk with others who will understand exactly what you are going through with post traumatic stress disorder.
  • If appropriate, try to be around others who want to be with you after a traumatic experience. Loneliness and isolation can tighten the knot of stress that you may be feeling and make things worse.
  • Think of your PTSD symptoms like a physical injury that sometimes needs to be accommodated until you’re back on your feet. Anticipate that your symptoms will act up from time to time and impair your concentration or make you feel “shaken up.” Use caution operating your motor vehicle or other equipment and let yourself do less without criticizing yourself.


Washington DC Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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