Can PTSD be Treated?

Can PTSD be Treated?

Managing post-traumatic stress disorder can be a challenge, specifically if your condition is severe and you are not seeking support. The distressing events that lead someone to develop PTSD can haunt their sleep with regular nightmares, and plague their days with frequent flashbacks of the traumatic event that they experienced or witnessed. Both those people that were subject to certain egregious events or those that were witness to them, can equally suffer psychological pain and degradation that can be very difficult to overcome.

Residents of Florida who suffered PTSD from an accident that happened because of the negligence of another party may be able to recover compensation for the destruction the condition caused in their life. It is common for PTSD to result from several unintentional injury incidents. For instance, car accidents are one of the most common reasons for brain injuries and psychological harm.

If you were severely hurt in a car accident in Florida, connect with the Tampa car accident attorneys at Fulgencio Law to learn more about what your options are for recovering compensation.

Approaches to Treating PTSD

Can PTSD be TreatedPTSD can have far-reaching and widespread effects on your life that limit its quality. Some of these negative life impacts can include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Withdrawl from life
  • Inability to sleep
  • Sleeping too much
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Extreme and constant fear
  • Loss of relationships
  • Inability to build new relationships and connect with others
  • Poor attention and issues being able to stay employed
  • Suicide

PTSD is a very serious condition that can cause massive disruptions to a person’s life and livelihood if they are unable to stay employed. However, there are treatment options for PTSD that can provide a breath of fresh air and much-needed assistance alleviating the mental and emotional strain of the condition. 

The most commonly used method to manage PTSD is through psychological therapy in either group settings or alone with a therapist. Either just one or a combination of the following methods may be used when psychotherapy is applied:

  • Re-establishing healthy thinking patterns may be done through cognitive therapy.
  • Getting more comfortable with stimuli that were experienced during the traumatic event can be done through exposure therapy.
  • Eye movement desensitization can work in conjunction with exposure therapy to guide the eyes in such a way that the brain can start to develop new ways to manage and deal with memories from the traumatic event.
  • Learning stress management techniques.

Sometimes, a patient who has PTSD may also be given various medications to support their recovery and progression. Anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and other prescription medications may be used to help alleviate or minimize overwhelming feelings of dread and hopelessness.

Speak with a Tampa Brain Injury Attorney Today

The seasoned Tampa brain injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law have extensive experience assisting those that suffered brain trauma in an accident where negligence was a factor. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law, please call (813) 463-0123 today. There is hope for those that have a TBI with recovery and obtaining compensation.

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