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PTSD Treatment Atlanta

PTSD Treatment Atlanta

Many people know the term post-traumatic stress disorder but don’t understand how grueling it can be to live with. If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, you don’t have to live in silence. Inner Voyage Recovery Center is here to help you cope with and overcome your trauma. 

Our mental health specialists understand the complexities of this disorder and use proven techniques to reprogram your mind so you experience fewer symptoms. Don’t let this condition keep you from living the life you want. Seek treatment from Inner Voyage Recovery Center and begin your journey toward healing. 

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What Is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder refers to the lasting psychological responses one experiences after a traumatic event. This serious condition impacts men and women of all ages and backgrounds, making it one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders. 

 

Any number of harmful or life-threatening events can lead to PTSD, including exposure to military combat, domestic violence, sexual assault, and more. After the event, survivors struggle with intrusive thoughts or may relive their experiences through nightmares and flashbacks. 

Different Types of Trauma Responses

Witnessing a traumatic event does not always lead to a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s possible to experience a response shortly after a traumatic event, though it doesn’t last for more than three weeks. This is known as acute stress disorder, which has the potential to develop into post-traumatic stress disorder. 

If you develop psychological responses at least six months after a traumatic event, this is delayed-onset PTSD. Ongoing exposure to trauma rather than one-time events elicits reactions known as complex trauma. Any symptoms lasting more than three months classify as chronic PTSD. 

Common Symptoms of PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder fall into the following four categories:

  • Intrusion: Living with unwanted intrusive thoughts like vivid flashbacks of a traumatic event
  • Avoidance: Actively avoiding any people, places, or reminders of an event
  • Changes in mood and cognition: Feeling guilt and shame instead of positive emotions and having less interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Changes in reactivity: Having trouble sleeping or concentrating and experiencing heightened emotions such as angry outbursts

How We Treat PTSD

While certain antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications can provide some symptom relief, psychotherapy remains the preferred treatment method. Our facility offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that focuses specifically on trauma so you can identify certain stressors and heal on an internal level. Group and family therapy options are also available depending on your experiences and needs. 

If you have PTSD and other mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders or substance abuse, joint programs can target all destructive behaviors and teach you how to address them. 

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Our Mental Health Experts Are Here for You

You don’t have to struggle with trauma by yourself. Inner Voyage Recovery Center provides a safe space for PTSD treatment so you can heal your mind and regain control of your life.

Call our caring team at (470) 460-8437 or browse our admissions page to learn more about treatment plans or to enroll in our program. 

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