If you’ve suffered a traumatic experience and you have distressing memories that adversely impact your life, the team at State of Mind Wellness Center in Westlake Village, California, are here for you. Board-certified psychiatrist Priya Parmar, MD, and her skilled team diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to ease unpleasant symptoms and help you move forward in your life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that occurs after a traumatic life event, such as an accident or abuse. Complex PTSD occurs because of ongoing, multiple, or extreme traumatic experiences and it’s usually more severe than other forms of PTSD.
Some of the common PTSD symptoms include:
See the team at State of Mind Wellness Center at the first sign of a problem to get the treatment you need, feel better emotionally, and reduce your chance of PTSD-related complications.
Undergoing trauma is the main risk factor for developing PTSD. Examples include a death in the family, physical or emotional abuse, or being in a natural disaster. You may also have PTSD because of participating in military combat or being a first responder. Any traumatic event can trigger PTSD symptoms.
To find out if you have PTSD or complex PTSD and how to best treat it, your State of Mind Wellness Center provider reviews your medical history and asks questions about past traumatic life events. During a psychiatric assessment, they evaluate your moods, thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns to tailor a treatment that best suits your needs.
Some of the common treatments for PTSD include:
Getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, avoiding addictive substances, and using stress-reducing techniques can ease unpleasant PTSD symptoms.
Being exposed to trigger situations gradually over time can improve the way you respond to thoughts, people, places, or things associated with uncomfortable memories.
EMDR uses eye movements and exposure therapy to help you overcome distressing thoughts about trigger situations.
Taking ketamine or other medicines can ease unpleasant symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.
State of Mind Wellness Center offers talk therapy to teach you ways to overcome uncomfortable PTSD symptoms.
For help with PTSD, call the State of Mind Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.