August 28, 2022

Treatment Options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops when a person is exposed to terrifying and highly disturbing events that affect their mental health. A person can suffer from PTSD when they experience a shocking event or even just by witnessing one. If left untreated, PTSD can manifest in many harmful ways that can take a toll on a person and can even cause them to engage in very unhealthy habits like drug or alcohol use.

Violent events, war, fires, car accidents, and many other incidents can lead to PTSD. When an incident takes place where one party’s negligence is the reason why another suffered physical and mental harm like PTSD, it may be possible to obtain compensation for all of the damages that resulted. In Mississippi, the Jackson car accident attorney at The Germany Law Firm, PLLC can talk with you about what legal methods are available to get the compensation you need after a traumatic event.

How is PTSD Treated?

, Treatment Options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Germany Law Firm PLLCThere are treatment options for PTSD that are promising and that may be able to give a person back their life. Most commonly, psychotherapy is the primary tool used to help patients manage their PTSD. In some cases, medication may also be advantageous.

Psychotherapy can consist of cognitive, exposure, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapies. Cognitive therapy can address unhealthy thinking patterns and work to change them to be more constructive. Exposure therapy puts you directly in front of the trauma you experienced that caused your PTSD and helps you confront it. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy use exposure therapy with eye movement patterns that combined, are meant to help you better process and respond to your bad memories.

In addition to these therapies, a medical provider can assist you with stress management. This is necessary to improve your ability to cope with other upsetting situations in life that you may experience.

Sometimes it is beneficial to speak to a therapist one-on-one. In other instances, attending therapy in a group setting is the right way to treat a patient.

Medications may also be useful. Antidepressants can soothe and minimize depression and anxiety while also promoting better sleep patterns and alertness. Anti-anxiety medications can reduce feelings of uneasiness. These medications typically are not used in the long term. In addition, some studies have shown that Prazosin could help PTSD sufferers manage their nightmares.

The treatment plan that one person who has PTSD is following may differ from another. Your doctor will work with you to determine what is the best approach for your unique needs.

Speak with a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Today

Dealing with PTSD after an accident can be overwhelming and the Jackson personal injury attorneys at The Germany Law Firm, PLLC understand this. If you were harmed by a reckless party or if one of your loved ones was hurt and you would like to get a better understanding of how to obtain compensation for your trauma, the Jackson traumatic brain injury lawyers at The Germany Law Firm, PLLC are here for you. Please call The Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555. 

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