At Restorative Brain Clinic, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy a stress-free, peaceful life. While traumatic events can leave a lasting negative impact, our post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment options work to restore your mental well-being and help you find peace within yourself again.
Helping You Make Peace with Past Life Experiences
At our PTSD treatment center in Kansas City, MO, patients receive individualized treatment based on their symptoms and needs. At the core of treatment is counseling, and patients may opt for either individual sessions or group therapy. During individual PTSD counseling sessions, patients meet privately with a licensed therapist, who helps them understand and confront the sources of their trauma and gain control of their thoughts and feelings. Similarly, during group therapy sessions, a licensed therapist will coach a group of patients who have undergone similar traumatic experiences to help them learn coping mechanisms in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
In addition to PTSD counseling, patients may be prescribed medication to help them manage their symptoms and engage more effectively in therapy sessions. We also offer a cutting-edge, alternative treatment for PTSD called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This treatment option is safe, effective, and does not require medication.
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is triggered when an individual experiences or witnesses a traumatic event and as a result, experiences residual negative effects for an extended period of time. These effects come in the form of intense emotional reactions, vivid flashbacks, and disturbing thoughts and feelings associated with the event and its related parts (people, locations, etc.).
What Causes PTSD?
The root cause of PTSD results from exposure to a traumatic experience, either first-hand or indirectly. First-hand experiences that can lead to PTSD include involvement in war or combat, a life-threatening accident or natural disaster, sexual assault, or an act of terrorism. Indirect exposure may include learning about the violent death of a family member.
While PTSD is commonly diagnosed in war veterans, the condition can be triggered in anyone, regardless of demographics or lifestyle. According to the American Psychiatric Association, about one in 11 people will develop PTSD – about 3.5% of adults in the United States.
Common Symptoms of PTSD
The following symptoms may indicate PTSD when experienced by an individual following a traumatic experience:
- Irritability followed by angry outbursts
- Trouble concentrating or sleeping
- Feelings of detachment from others and the world
- Loss of interest in previously-enjoyed activities
- Reckless or self-destructive behavior
- Avoidance of people, places, situations, activities, and objects associated with the traumatic event (including thinking or talking about them)
- Recurring memories, dreams, and vivid flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Recurring feelings of anger, fear, horror, shame, or guilt
- Distorted negative perception of oneself or others
PTSD Counseling Specialists
Our clinic consists not only of a team of caring professionals but utilizes state-of-the-art technology. Patients have access to around-the-clock care at Restorative Brain Clinic, Inc. Emergency calls are forwarded to our Counselors and Patient Advocates cell phone who will assist you!
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