Discover What You Need to Know About PTSD

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PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) can occur after an individual has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. This condition can have negative effects on physical, mental, social and spiritual health. The mental health providers at Meridian Advanced Psychiatry know how to assist those who suffer from PTSD.

A common misconception is that PTSD only happens to combat veterans, but that's not the case. An individual can develop PTSD after any kind of trauma, such as natural disasters, serious accidents, bullying or incidents of violence. In fact, researchers estimate that one in eleven people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and women are twice as likely to experience it.

Call 208-515-2273 to make an appointment with our mental health providers if you're suffering from PTSD.

Learn the signs of having PTSD

When some people experience or witness a traumatic event they develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects people in several different ways, including:

  • Extreme physical reactions to reminders of the trauma
  • Flashbacks
  • Issues remembering important aspects of a tragic event
  • An intense feeling of distress when reminded of the trauma
  • Nightmares
  • Avoiding places, people, feelings, and things that remind you of the event
These are just some of the signs of PTSD. If you're concerned that you are possibly experiencing PTSD, it may be a good idea to work with a therapist to find solutions.

What can I do?

Most mental health disorders can be treated with either medication, talk therapy, or a combination of these two treatments. At Meridian Advanced Psychiatry, MAP, we specialize in treatments focused on medications but also provide talk therapy when appropriate and may refer you to one of our community partners if more intensive talk therapy is required or desired. We can also review the evidence surrounding alternative and complementary treatment options such as herbal supplements.

Your first step is contacting our office for a new patient evaluation, where our providers will not attempt to sell you on or force you to any one treatment. Think of your first appointment as an education on your diagnosis and the most up-to-date evidenced-based treatment options.