When the term “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) comes up, many people often associate this disorder with men, and military veterans in particular. However, closer scrutiny of this mental disorder reveals that it affects about twice as many women as men at some point in their lives. Aside from arising from trauma associated with military action, PTSD can also result from sexual abuse, physical assault, and trauma related to pregnancy and childbirth. PTSD can also be triggered by serious childhood illness, a severe automobile accident, learning about the death or harm endured by a loved one, or man-made or natural disasters. Anyone who experiences nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety related to these and other traumatizing events should seek help.
PTSD is a serious issue and those dealing with it deserve serious help. We want to help you. Our counselors understand that trauma can afflict all of us, regardless of gender, and will help you reclaim your life. We all need help now and again. In addition to issues like PTSD, we can also help if you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or grief. Just call one of our offices today. As serious as post-traumatic stress disorder may be, the condition is usually treatable. Unfortunately, only about one-third of those with PTSD ever seek treatment.