OCD AND ANXIETY
According to the National Center for PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder, about 8 million Americans have PTSD during a given year. Women are more likely to develop PTSD, with a lifetime incidence of 1 in 10. For men, it’s 1 in 25.
Yet an even higher number of Americans experience trauma each year. So when does suffering a traumatic event lead to suffering from a traumatic disorder?
“PTSD is a mental health diagnosis characterized by five events or symptoms,” says Dr. Chad Wetterneck, PhD, clinical supervisor for Rogers Behavioral Health.
Here, Dr. Wetterneck walks us through each sign:
“While we are continuing to learn more about it’s complicated symptoms and diagnosis, there is no ‘cure’ for PTSD—we cannot fully remove a traumatic memory from the brain,” says Dr. Wetterneck.
“However, there are proven treatments that greatly reduce the symptoms and help people more forward with healthy lives.”
Rogers provides effective treatment using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and emphasizes prolonged exposure, experiential therapy, as well as family education. Concerned you or a loved one may be suffering from the effects of trauma or PTSD? You can take a short, confidential quiz to check your symptoms.
PTSD treatment is currently offered at Rogers locations in Oconomowoc-Silver Lake, West Allis, Brown Deer, Appleton, Minneapolis, Madison and Chicago.
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