Treating PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) can be difficult because the person suffering from PTSD may be resistant to getting treatment. Part of this is because they don't want to have to face the event again and talking about it in a therapeutic setting brings it to the forefront.
PTSD can be caused by:
- Car accidents
- Home invasion
- High stress lifestyle
- Witnessing a death
- Witnessing an abuse/rape/assault
- Drug abuse
- Terrorist attack
- Natural disaster (witness or part of)
These are just a handful of the reasons that PTSD occurs; sometimes it appears for no apparent reason. The key is to find treatment and get it under control so you can get back to a normal healthy life.
The simple truth is that treating PTSD early on is the fastest way to get you back on your feet after a traumatic event.
The problem that many people face is that there aren't many new PTSD treatments for people who have this problem. Medications can help for the short term but they don't help solve the underlying problem, which is the fact that a traumatic event occurred and the trauma from witnessing or living through that event has caused you, or someone you love, to be unable to live their lives fully any longer. In fact, to them, life may seem like a living nightmare as the event replays over and over again in the mind.
The bottom line is that therapy is the best solution for treating PTSD. This method isn't fast, however, which can lead to the person suffering from PTSD to get more discouraged and even give up. It is important that you continue your therapy or encourage those you know who have PTSD to keep doing it because it will eventually help them work through issues that are preventing them from leading a normal life.
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