Jacksonville Psychiatric Help With PTSD

PTSD

Jacksonville Psychiatric Help With PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

According to the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, going through trauma is not rare.

About 6 of every ten men (or 60%) and 5 of every ten women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Because going through trauma is, unfortunately, a common life circumstance, PTSD can happen to anyone at any time.

Although every case is different, Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs as an adverse reaction to some kind of shocking, physically threatening experience. Some people even develop a special type of PTSD called Complex PTSD after being exposed to trauma repeatedly.

For example, children who are sexually abused as children and go on to be raped or physically assaulted as adults might develop complex PTSD. Because it is especially prevalent among war veterans, many people don't realize that you don't have to have served in the military to develop PTSD or for counseling therapy and PTSD to be an option.

If you or someone you love is battling PTDS our Jacksonville psychiatrist can help. Schedule your appointment today.