Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident or terrorist act, war/combat or other violent personal assault. PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will experience PTSD in their lifetime. If you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD Dr. Sidhu can you help you manage your symptoms with her expert diagnosis & treatment skills at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center in Fullerton, California. Book online or call our practice directly.
PTSD symptoms last more than a month and often persist for several months or years. Acute Stress Disorder has symptoms similar to PTSD but they don’t last longer than a month.
After conducting a thorough evaluation Dr. Sidhu can recommend medication treatment that best suits your needs.
Some antidepressants such as SSRIs and SNRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors) are commonly used to treat the core symptoms of PTSD.
Dr. Sidhu may also suggest seeking psychotherapy (specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, Stress Inoculation Therapy or Prolonged Exposure Therapy) in addition to medication treatment. Often, the best treatment for PTSD involves medication support as well as psychotherapy with a therapist specifically trained in trauma based therapy. PTSD symptoms can be extremely distressing. However, with professional help it is possible to overcome PTSD and live a normal, healthy and happy life.
To get treatment for PTSD and not let your traumatic experience control you schedule an evaluation at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center. Book online or over the phone.