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5 Ways Inpatient Treatment Can Assist with PTSD

April 19, 2017 - - 0 Comments

Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderDue to the nature of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) many individuals can be helped at mental health treatment centers. Although originally an anxiety condition suffered by soldiers from their horrible encounters at war and on the field, PTSD has also affected all segments of society.

Every day people can suffer from trauma especially when they experience abuse and violence in their lives, or even experience the passing on of someone. The tendency for those traumatized is either fight or flight. As such, it has become a mental affliction that needs assistance from mental health inpatient treatment centers.

The Triggers

Soldiers suffering from PTSD can take a fight or flight mode when faced with hearing gunfire, seeing bright lights, or hearing loud bursts like fireworks even on a seemingly ordinary day.

Victims of crime or violence can also take on a fight or flight mode and suffer from paranoia, neuroses, or anxiety. Whether as a soldier or as an everyday person, people who have suffered, and maybe even inflicted pain or death upon others without intent, except as a means of self-defense or due to the nature of their job and expectations upon them, can suffer from PTSD and will need great help so they can get back their lives together and function as a normal person once more.

Because of the deep trauma suffered, and perhaps a need to shield themselves from ridicule, cruelty, or exposure, people who have suffered from PTSD may best heal from inpatient mental health treatment centers.

There can be safety, privacy, even anonymity, for their conditions are of a grave nature and it takes a while to restore the healthy state of mind of a person who has suffered PTSD.

The Symptoms

PTSD can be diagnosed by the occurrence of the following symptoms:

  • Night terrors. Night time can be an especially trying time for trauma survivors where they become most vulnerable.
  • Flashbacks. Possibly the most painful part of trauma is the remembrance of painful images and events.
  • Denial. It will really be tough, also because of the seeming-stigma attached to it, to bring in sufferers for treatment.
  • Numbness and indifference. People who suffer from deep pain and trauma can shut things out in order to alleviate pain and remembrance.

What to expect from a treatment center

Depending on the state of mind, the extent of the trauma, and the personal health of the individual who needs help, here are five ways inpatient treatment can assist with PTSD:

  • Assessment. Every individual must be checked physically and mentally for actual and current conditions, as well as a review of their medical and mental history, to determine or establish some patterns of previous mental disturbance, if any.
  • Group Therapy. Some people gather strength from being in groups of people who have suffered or are suffering the same traumatic episode or experience. There can be strength in numbers, as well as being able to share compassion with others who have suffered as well.
  • Psychotherapy. Only a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist can precisely determine the extent of mental anxiety and disturbance the patient has suffered from such trauma. This mental health professional will also determine the proper treatment to be administered.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapists will tap on the patient’s ability to think through problems and possibly create his own solution to the problem of the trauma he is suffering. The mind is inherently creative and needs to be explored for this.

Hypnotherapy. A qualified hypnotherapist can take the trauma survivor back into time before the incident and help him or her, by using the power of the mind, to get past the trauma. This is done under strict supervision at all times.

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