Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where you might re-experience a historically painful situation or terrifying event. You might re-experience trauma through having nightmares or flashbacks. If you have been struggling for at least one month or have noticed a decline in your work or social functioning you should consider treatment.
Nightmares? Could Be PTSD
Symptoms of PTSD:
Exposure to trauma: exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence.
Re-experiencing trauma: Nightmares (recurrent distressing dreams) or Flashbacks (recurrent distressing memories)
Avoidance: Efforts to avoid external reminders of the trauma
Negative thoughts and feelings associated with the trauma
Increased arousal and reactivity associated with the traumatic event
Brightland Health has a team of Chicago Therapists and Psychiatrists in the Lincoln Park - Lakeview area that can help you recover from bad memories
Medications might include
Therapists can help you develop healthy coping mechanisms in a safe environment.
Call today to meet with one of our experienced clinicians and get the help you deserve.