Untreated psychological disorders like PTSD can wreak havoc on individuals’ and families’ lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with post traumatic stress disorder, ongoing professional treatment is vital. Patricia J. Hayes, Psy.D. & Associates in Dayton, OH offers treatment for a comprehensive range of psychological conditions and disorders, including PTSD.
There are many kinds of trauma that can affect you. Military experiences, accidents, natural disasters, hospital experiences, rape and other criminal attacks are just a few of the more dramatic events. But interpersonal events can also lead to a trauma reaction. Events such as childhood or adult sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, a difficult divorce, or witnessing abuse or trauma can lead to feelings of confusion, fear, and anger.
If you have been traumatized, fear and anger may be easily triggered by seemingly non-related events. This can cause distress in yourself and your relationships. Some use alcohol, drugs, eating, or other addictions to cover the pain and stay in denial.
If you're ready to look at you reactions, call Patricia J. Hayes, PsyD. And Associates to begin healing in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. One of the tools some of our therapists use is EMDR to help resolve trauma (See section on EMDR).