What is post-traumatic stress disorder?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in people who, at some point in life, have experienced a scary, shocking, or dangerous event.
It is natural to feel scared or traumatized during and after a disturbing situation. Fear triggers different split-second changes in the body to come with a behavior to defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a distinctive reaction meant to protect an individual from harm. Nearly everyone experiences a series or range of reactions after trauma, yet most people manage to recover from early symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience unsettling emotions or fears may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel frightened or stressed, even when they are safe. They need special treatment from a qualified psychiatrist for post-traumatic stress disorder.
- relive the triggering event via intrusive flashbacks, memories, and nightmares
- avoid certain situations that remind them of the past trauma
- and are anxious to a point where their routine and relationships also tend to get disturbed
Apart from flashbacks, the two other main symptoms are emotional detachment and jumpiness. With jumpiness, a sudden noise is so staggering to them that they drastically overreact, while emotional detachment is a feeling of being distant from loved ones – and feeling emotionally drained.
Treatment for PTSD begins with going for a mental health screening, followed by interaction with a qualified therapist. Dr. Kishore Sunkara suggests that through grief counseling and psychotherapy, individuals with PTSD often begin to reframe their thoughts and compose themselves towards the traumatic events. They can then start their journey of letting go of their shame and guilt, which are often related to past memories. Medication, which falls under the categories of antidepressants and anti-anxiety, is also a way to lead. With a combination of these methods, patients can reduce or completely eliminate the symptoms caused by the disorder and live happy lives.
Why choose Focusdfw for post-traumatic stress disorder?
At Focusdfw, Dr. Kishore Sunkara, with their empathic and non-judgmental approach, becomes a partner with you in this journey. He is a psychiatrist for post-traumatic stress disorder with 30 years of experience in psychiatry, and his knowledge and skills vow to help you through the difficulty of recovering phase. Get in touch with us today to begin your healing process at Focusdfw.