Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

People with PTSD reexperience an extremely traumatic event that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to themselves or another person. Typically, the traumatic event left the person with PTSD feeling intense fear and helplessness. Examples of such events are military combat, sexual assault, natural disasters, and severe auto accidents.
Symptoms of PTSD include continued flashbacks and reliving of the event, nightmares, and intense distress when exposed to an object or situation that was related to the event. This leads PTSD sufferers to avoid thoughts, conversations, or activities that may remind them of the trauma.
  
 What Types of Treatment Are Available?

Treatment of PTSD can include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy, exposure therapy, EMDR therapy, and/or medication. Determining the best course of therapy for each individual is best discussed with a mental health professional following a thorough assessment. 
 
Evaluation and Treatment at Apex Therapy Services. Apex Therapy recognizes that their  treatment approach may not be for everyone. Treatment generally begins with an evaluation that allows for a full understanding of the problem so that different treatment options can be discussed and decided upon. These options often involve services available at Apex Therapy, from other mental health professionals in the community, or some combination of services.