Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma

What Is PTSD?

Not all people respond to traumatic events in the same way. Physical wounds may have healed, yet unseen scars left on the heart and mind are often painful and difficult to recover from, especially when they’ve developed into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But, with the right PTSD treatment, even the most severe psychological damage from traumatic events is treatable.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD affects 7.7 million adults. However, women are more likely to develop PTSD than men. The symptoms of PTSD can range from mild to severe and usually begin within three months of the trauma.

The four types of PTSD include:

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

Provided below are some common signs and symptoms of PTSD:

Treatment for PTSD

Many people suffering from PTSD don’t seek treatment because of misidentifying or failing to recognize their symptoms as trauma related. They also may not realize that their PTSD is treatable.

It can be challenging for victims of trauma to come forward and seek help. In addition, those who have gone through a traumatic event may feel shame, guilt, fear, or mistrust. They may also want to avoid thinking about the experience, which can sometimes lead to co-occurring substance use disorder or addiction.

At Pasadena Villa, we help our clients heal from the emotional and mental traumas that remain present and prevent them from moving forward. We help them realize it’s possible to resume functioning as they once did before the disaster and to move past issues surrounding previous life events.
Our specialized trauma services help clients recover from PTSD through comprehensive care, an active patient-clinician connection, and encouraging support. We address each client’s individualized needs in a nurturing and healing environment at our facilities.
To learn more about our PTSD treatment programs, call us today at 407.215.2519 or complete our contact form.