PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is not unusual for people who have suffered through traumatic experiences such as war, serious accidents, natural disasters, rape, sudden death of a loved one or life threatening events. PTSD can cause suffers to have bouts of depression and anxiety for months or even years after an event has occurred. Its important to know when depression and anxiety are things you can handle on your own and when they require help from a professional.
If you or your loved ones are suffering with any of the following symptoms of PTSD, consider contacting a professional today. Experienced counselors like Insight Child & Family Counseling can help you with coping mechanisms to help you get through and past your depression and anxiety.
-Re-experiencing the trauma. This could be in the form of flashbacks while awake or even nightmares.
-Insistency in avoiding people, places or activities that might “trigger” thoughts about your past trauma.
-Difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Some people even exhibit feelings of jumpiness, anger and irritation as seemingly small things.
PTSD is a serious condition and affects over 7.7 million Americans. When it comes to your mental health, be vigilant. Know the signs and symptoms and reach out to a profession to help you cope when needed. Insight Child & Family Counseling is an experienced anxiety counselor and can help. Give us a call today at 972-426-9500 or visit us online at www.ldscounselordfw.com for some free resources and tools.