Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which is caused by a traumatic experience that is so extreme that it overwhelms an individual’s natural coping mechanisms. People with PTSD often experience a number of symptoms, including fear, hyper vigilance, horror, helplessness about the future, flashbacks of the event, avoidant behaviors, anxiety, anger, recurrent upsetting and violent dreams about the event, emotional numbness and depression. They may also become extremely irritable, feel overwhelming guilt, or begin to drink or use drugs to cope. PTSD can be triggered by a variety of events, including wartime combat, natural disasters, rape, hostage situations, child abuse (sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional), serious accidents, or violence.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 281-333-2284 (Clear Lake area) or 1-800-685-9796 (The Woodlands). You can also click here to schedule an assessment online. Additional assessment times are available by calling the numbers above.