Treatment of post-traumatic stress

From Centro Integra, located , we carry out the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress in order to overcome and control its symptoms through the help of our team of Psychologists .

WHAT IS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that arises as a result of having suffered or witnessed a traumatic event and a very disturbing psychological level such as the death of someone, an attack, a car accident, physical abuse, a fire , a robbery with violence …

It is very important to know how to differentiate this disorder from other types of problems related to “daily life” such as divorce, family conflicts or financial problems.

If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress, it is best to seek a Psychologist who specializes in this type of treatment , since timely treatment can help avoid major problems in the future.

SYMPTOMS OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

The symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may begin in the first month after a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until one year. Symptoms of PTSD can vary over time or from person to person, but are generally grouped into four types:

1.- Intrusive memories:

  • Recurring, involuntary and distressing memories of the traumatic event
  • Relive the traumatic event as if it were happening again
  • Disturbing dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event
  • Intense emotional distress or physical reactions to things that remind you of the traumatic event
2.- Evasion:
  • Try to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
  • Avoid places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event
3.- Negative changes in thinking and mood:
  • Negative thoughts about yourself or other people
  • Hopelessness about the future
  • Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event
  • Feeling distant from family and friends
  • Lack of interest in activities that you used to like
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • Feeling emotionally numb
4.- Changes in physical and emotional reactions
  • Amazed or scared easily
  • Always be alert to danger
  • Self-destructive behavior, such as heavy drinking or driving too fast
  • Sleep disorders
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, angry outbursts, or aggressive behavior
  • Overwhelming feelings of guilt or shame
In the case of children, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress can vary and others appear, such as:
  • Wetting the bed after potty training
  • Forgetting how to speak or not being able to speak
  • Represent the traumatic experience in the game
  • Clinging to parents or another adult in an unusual way

TREATMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

For the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress, the first thing to rule out is that the symptoms experienced were already present before the traumatic event.
Once diagnosed, the Psychologist bases the treatment of post-traumatic stress on :
  • Information on trauma, symptoms and causes
  • Relaxation and control techniques
  • Self-control techniques
  • Exhibition techniques
  • Modification of negative thoughts
If you are looking for a  Psychologist   for the treatment of post-traumatic stress , do not hesitate to  contact  us.

Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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