Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

When faced with a tragic, traumatic or terrifying event, our bodies have a natural fight or flight response, in order to protect us. After a period of time, our bodies will return to our pre-trauma relaxed state. People with PTSD, however, do not return to that pre-traumatized state. They often have persistent thoughts or memories of the event, nightmares, and may feel emotionally numb. Furthermore, they may experience sleep disturbances, depression or being easily startled.

Treatment for PTSD may require medication to help manage symptoms. David’s approach to PTSD treatment includes “talk” therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

Additional information about PTSD can be found at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at david@lifeworksaz.com.

 

David Abrams

David Abrams, MAPC, LPC

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