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PTSD

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.

Work or Social Functioning

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

TREATMENT

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

  • Minapress (Prazosin)

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.