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How Can I Stop My PTSD Symptoms?

How Can I Stop My PTSD Symptoms?

The numbers surrounding trauma in the American population are nothing short of eye-opening. Consider that more than 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event at some point in their lives, and you can see just how widespread the problem is. While not everyone who experiences trauma develops post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), 7-8 out of 100 people in the US develop this potentially debilitating mental disorder.

PTSD can have a widespread impact on your life, which is why it’s crucial to recognize the symptoms and seek help. To that end, the compassionate and highly qualified team here at Spinal Diagnostics pulled together some of the more common warning signs and how we can go about helping you move past your trauma.

Defining trauma

While PTSD is often associated with combat veterans, the fact is that anyone who experiences trauma can develop the disorder. The most common examples of trauma include:

This list is only meant to represent how people perceive, and process trauma has everything to do with whether they develop PTSD.

The warning signs of PTSD

With PTSD, your brain doesn’t “process” the trauma adequately, leaving you with ongoing symptoms that include:

Here again, it’s important to underscore the fact that there’s no checklist of symptoms that defines PTSD as people respond differently to trauma. We want to emphasize that processing a trauma in the days, weeks, and even months afterward can be difficult, but perfectly normal. If, however, you have ongoing symptoms that disrupt your life months or years afterward, this is likely a sign that you have PTSD.

Diagnosing and treating PTSD

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be exhibiting signs of PTSD, it’s important that you seek help. Unresolved PTSD not only prevents you from alleviating your current symptoms, but it can also lead to larger mental health problems, such as depression.

When you come in, we sit down with you to review your symptoms to determine whether you may have PTSD. If we find that you’re trapped by your trauma, we typically recommend:

While we can’t say here which therapy might be best for you, we want you to know that we will work tirelessly toward finding a solution that best manages or even resolves your PTSD.

To learn more about PTSD and your treatment options, contact one of our three locations in Tualatin or Newberg, Oregon, to set up an appointment.

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