Almost everyone will witness stress at some point in life. When this stress harms a personâs ability to cope, itâs often considered traumatic. Anyone that has experienced a traumatic event is prone to developing PTSD, regardless of occupation, age, or health.
Managing symptoms of PTSD can be challenging, and finding the best treatments can be rewarding. Therefore, itâs vital to seek professional help to manage the intense feelings youâre dealing with. Dr. Arlene Drake can help you discover the therapy that works best for you if you have PTSD and help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Who Can Experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD is a condition that can affect anyone. No one is immune to trauma, and the experience of post-traumatic stress can vary depending on the traumatic event that the person went through. However, a combination of elements may make individuals more susceptible to post-traumatic stress, such as:
- Exposure to trauma
- Emotional responseÂ
- Familial histories of depression and anxietyÂ
- How your brain responds to traumatic events and stress
- Occupations like soldiers, doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, and law enforcement expose some people to more traumas.
How We Diagnosed PTSD
If you think you have PTSD, get in touch with Dr. Arlene Drake. She will assess your mental health and decide what care you need. Your assessment includes information about your physical and mental needs and social risks. Remember that you need to experience the symptoms of PTSD for more than one month for a formal diagnosis to be considered.
How We Treat PTSD?
The sooner you seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, the faster you can start to feel relief. Dr. Arlene Drake has years of experience in treating people with PTSD. Treatment may include counseling or therapy, medicine, or both.
ProlongedÂ exposure therapy
ThisÂ is a type of talk therapy. Dr. Arlene Drake will talk to you so that you can slowly remember the traumatic event. Over time, she will guide you through complicated feelings and memories. By confronting the trauma, you will become less susceptible to related situations.
Cognitive processing therapy
This type of talk therapy was developed specifically designed to treat PTSD.Â Cognitive processing therapyÂ improves your concentration and changes your upsetting thoughts.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapyÂ
This is another type of therapy Dr. Arlene Drake use to treat PTSD. During EMDR, she will ask you to reflect and discuss the trauma while focusing on a specific visual item.
Meditation can be helpful for those with intrusive thoughts from PTSD. Meditation to treat PTSD symptoms may include anti-anxiety and antidepressant medicine. Treatments for PTSD can last weeks or months because what works for you might not work for another person.
Contact Arlene Drake Ph.D. For PTSD Treatment Riverside
If you or a loved one is dealing with PTSD in Riverside, Dr. Arlene Drake can help. She offers different treatment programs to help you better understand and manage your symptoms. Call her today at 818-516-3013 to schedule a 15-min phone consultation.
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