What We Treat > Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is the response to significant trauma.
Crownview Medical Group is Here to Help
Crownview Medical Group has a comprehensive and holistic approach to the treatment of trauma related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people with PTSD will also suffer with associated conditions such as addictions or mental illness, which require specialist assessment and treatment planning.
Treatment for PTSD focuses on these co-existing issues and the underlying core issues, trauma, and family dynamics, which may have fuelled the development, or exacerbated the severity of, the problematic symptoms of PTSD.
PTSD and Substance Abuse
PTSD changes brain chemistry in much the same way substance abuse and addiction do. Often, these disorders form at the same time and feed off one another. The same trauma that caused PTSD can also trigger a substance use disorder.
We offer specific dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD and the co-occurring disorders that are typically experienced by people with PTSD. We understand the critical importance for treating all aspects of trauma and addictions in the recovery process. Our multidisciplinary team are experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating both PTSD and co-occurring disorders.
PTSD Signs and Symptoms
PTSD often include symptoms such as the following:
- extremely aggressive reactions to loud noises or bangs
- feeling emotionally numb
- avoiding being in social situations
- potential alcohol and substance abuse
- difficulty sleeping
- trouble concentrating
- attempting suicide
- self-inflicted pain
- difficulty feeling emotions