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Understanding Trauma is the first step towards treatment and recovery. Learn more below.

Each time feels like torture

 One minute, you’re feeling okay, but the next, something ordinary can take you back to the very moment the trauma happened.The physical sensations, sounds, smells, and emotions hit you making you relive it, leaving you constantly on edge like a never-ending nightmare.

It’s as if you’re trapped in a dark room, chained to a cold wall. These chains, made of heavy memories, dig in, refusing to let go, each link a reminder of stress, sleepless nights, and panic attacks. On the other side of the wall are joy, peace, and clarity, always visible but out of reach. It’s frustrating because you perceive reality differently, in a way others may not understand.

Every day, you face a choice: try to break free or accept these chains as a part of you. It’s hard and painful, like untangling knots that tighten more with each pull.And every effort to escape makes you face the memories that hold you even harder. It’s a constant battle, making you feel trapped forever.

How long have you been fighting to be free? Holding onto hope?

The little bit of hope in the quiet moments, keep you fighting on each day but it’s painful living like this. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is tough, but there is hope and help that can truly make a difference. Healing from PTSD begins by understanding its symptoms, as recognizing them is the first step in seeking timely and effective help. With the right support and treatment, you can embark on a journey towards healing, gradually freeing yourself from its chains.

With the right support and treatment, you can embark on a journey towards healing, gradually freeing yourself from its chains.

Artistic rendering of a figure with fragmented shards and observing eyes, portraying the intrusive vigilance of PTSD, with Godaelli Psychiatry's healing approach

Symptoms of Post Trauma Stress Disorder

PTSD, can develop soon after, or even years following, a traumatic event.

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a condition that can develop soon after, or even years following, a traumatic event, such as a car accident, a natural disaster, or a violent assault. PTSD is not a sign of weakness, but rather a reflection of a normal human reaction to intense and distressing events. You might find yourself reliving these experiences through flashbacks or nightmares, and that can be incredibly challenging. It’s also common to feel a range of emotions like fear, anxiety, or numbness. Sometimes, these feelings can lead you to avoid situations or thoughts that remind you of the trauma. This can make everyday tasks like working, studying, or socializing harder, and without treatment, these difficulties could last a while.

With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the symptoms you experience depend on how the trauma has impacted you personally. These might include intrusive memories like flashbacks or nightmares, avoiding thoughts or situations related to the event, negative changes in your mood and thinking, and physical and emotional reactions such as being easily startled or feeling on edge.

PTSD symptoms vary in frequency and intensity and may change with your situation and stress levels. If these symptoms persist for over a month or are severe, seeking help is crucial. Remember what you’re going through is a natural response to what you’ve experienced and asking for help is a brave step towards recovery.

Treatment for PTSD

Treatment of PTSD typically involves a holistic approach

The treatment of PTSD typically involves a holistic approach, combining medication and talk therapy. Medications, can help reduce some of the symptoms associated with PTSD, such as anxiety and depression. Talk therapy allows you to safely process the trauma without directly discussing the event. Group therapy also adds extra support by providing a space for people to share their stories and coping strategies with others who understand what they’re going through.

These treatment methods are tailored to each person and are key in managing PTSD, helping you to cope with and recover from trauma in a healthy way.

Care at Godaelli

At Godaelli Psychiatric, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

We understand that managing PTSD is more than a single-step process; it’s a process that requires a comprehensive and personalized approach. This is why we offer a holistic treatment plan that combines the benefits of both medication management and talk therapy, tailoring our treatment to your unique need so you can embrace life with renewed strength.

Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to guiding you through each step, offering support and expertise, empowering and educating to manage PTSD effectively. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of PTSD, remember, you’re not alone. Godaelli Psychiatric and Mental Health Center is here to guide you from a life overshadowed by trauma, to a future with peace and clarity.

Overcome PTSD: Together, we’ll move from persistent distress to resilient strength.