When people get proper care at our PTSD treatment programs in Atlanta, they can learn to manage their symptoms so they can pursue a healthier and more hopeful future.

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that occurs in the aftermath of one or more traumatic events. Although PTSD is often associated with military combat, this disorder is not limited to people who have participated in battle. Anyone can be exposed to trauma, and anyone can develop PTSD. 

According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of adults every year in the United States. At Peachtree Wellness, our mental health programs in Atlanta can help you recover from the effects of PTSD.

You are not alone. You deserve to get help.

Peachtree Wellness is an industry leader in mental health treatment. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

What is PTSD and Trauma?

Trauma is an unfortunately common experience. Most people will experience one or more types of trauma in their lives. In many cases, exposure to trauma leads to the development of posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. 

Types of traumatic events that can precede the onset of PTSD include:

People may develop PTSD after one traumatic event, after several traumatic events, or after continued exposure to trauma. 

PTSD may also develop after a person is directly affected by a traumatic experience after they witness a traumatic event, or after they learn the details of a traumatic incident that involved a loved one.

The one common thread that typically connects these types of trauma is that they are life-threatening events.

What Happens at Our PTSD Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia?

Our PTSD treatment programs in Atlanta, Georgia are a safe and supportive place where a person can receive professional care to help them address how they’ve been impacted by posttraumatic stress disorder or other effects of untreated trauma.

Depending on the nature and severity of a person’s symptoms, their care at our PTSD treatment program may occur at the residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, or outpatient levels, depending on clinical appropriateness. Some people receive PTSD treatment at multiple levels of care, while others enter and exit treatment at the same level.

How Is PTSD Treated in Atlanta?

At our PTSD treatment programs in Atlanta, patient care can involve a personalized combination of therapy and medication.

The therapeutic elements of PTSD treatment at Peachtree Wellness Solutions can help patients develop healthier ways of responding to the traumatic events they experienced or witnessed. During therapy sessions, patients are in safe spaces where they are free to express their thoughts and feelings, address any concerns they have, and receive focused feedback from an experienced mental health professionals.

During therapy sessions, patients can also begin to develop the skills that will help them manage their symptoms and take control of their thoughts.

In some cases, certain prescription medications can alleviate PTSD symptoms. If our team determines that a patient can benefit from medication, we can incorporate this into their personalized plan.

How Long Do PTSD Treatment programs Last?

The duration of a person’s treatment for PTSD may be influenced by the full scope of their needs as well as their progress toward their treatment goals. Typically, treatment can last between 30 to 90 days.

Throughout a person’s time with us, we continue to monitor their progress and, if necessary, adjust their treatment plan and their projected time in treatment. All decisions, including determining how long a person continues to receive PTSD treatment, are based on what’s best for each individual patient.

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD signs and symptoms can vary from person to person depending on a variety of individual variables. In general, though, the following are among the more common signs and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder:

  • Recurring distressing dreams related to the traumatic event
  • Insomnia or other sleep problems
  • Intrusive, involuntary, and painful memories of the event
  • Feeling that they are experiencing the trauma again (a phenomenon that is often referred to as having a flashback)
  • Physical or psychological pain when encountering reminders of the traumatic event
  • Changing their behavior to avoid people, places, or circumstances that remind them of the traumatic event
  • Persistent fear, anger, guilt, shame, and other negative emotions
  • Inability to feel joy or pleasure
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Hypervigilance, or the sense of constantly being in danger
  • Exaggerated startle response
  • Engaging in risky, reckless, or otherwise dangerous behaviors
  • Feeling detached from their surroundings (dissociation)
  • Feeling detached from their thoughts and feelings (depersonalization)

Anyone who exhibits any signs and symptoms of PTSD should consult with a qualified healthcare provider. Untreated PTSD can have a dramatic negative impact on a person’s life. But with proper professional care, people who struggle with PTSD can achieve improved health.

How Do I Know I Need A PTSD Treatment Program?

If distressing memories of traumatic events have undermined your ability to live a full, satisfying life, you may need PTSD treatment. It is important to understand that PTSD is a serious mental health concern. It is not a sign of weakness. Most importantly, it is vital for you to realize that PTSD is a treatable condition.

To determine if you need PTSD treatment, call us now. Completing a thorough assessment and receiving an accurate diagnosis can be important steps on the path toward PTSD treatment and improved health.

Services Offered at Our PTSD Treatment Programs

  • Spravato Treatment: Spravato treatment involves a prescription medication that can help people who have developed severe or treatment-resistant depression
  • Holistic Therapy: Holistic therapy combines a variety of services into a comprehensive effort to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of PTSD.
  • Genetic Testing: Genetic testing can indicate how effective certain medications may be for an individual patient.
  • Neurofeedback Therapy: Neurofeedback therapy is a type of biofeedback that uses brain wave measurements to help people retrain their brains. 
When you enter into our PTSD treatment program, a member of your care team will discuss the features, benefits, and procedures of all services before they’re added to your plan. We want to be sure that you are an active and informed participant in all aspects of treatment.

Begin PTSD Treatment in Atlanta Now

If you or someone that you care about has been struggling with PTSD, you already know how devastating this condition can be. What you may not realize, though, is that professional care can lead to significant improvements in a person’s health and overall quality of life. Peachtree Wellness Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia, is a trusted provider of quality care for PTSD and other mental health concerns. Contact us today to learn how we can help. 

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