If you’re living with painful and disruptive memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event that are disrupting your life, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gad Makar, MD, and the team at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens in Queens Village, New York, provide expert diagnosis and treatment including state-of-the-art transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy for PTSD. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for evaluation and treatment to reduce your symptoms and restore your well-being.
PTSD is a severe form of anxiety that develops after you experience a traumatic event such as war, natural disaster, assault, abuse, or a terrorist attack. Everyone has unique experiences with PTSD. The condition causes four types of symptoms.
You may experience repeated and involuntary memories, flashbacks, or nightmares of your traumatic event. The memories are often so vivid that you feel like you’re going through the experience all over again.
You may start to avoid certain places, people, or things that remind you of your trauma. Often, following a traumatic event, seemingly unrelated situations may trigger your memories, which can expand the list of things you try to avoid. You may also feel reluctant to talk about your memories or feelings regarding the trauma.
It’s also common to develop distorted or disproportionate negative feelings about yourself or others in relation to the trauma. For example, you may feel guilty or negative about yourself. You may also be overwhelmed with anger, horror, or fear. You might also feel that no one can be trusted. These feelings also lead to a sense of detachment or a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
Some people with PTSD are irritable, impatient, and have angry outbursts. You may also behave recklessly or engage in self-destructive behaviors. It’s also common to have disturbed sleep and be easily startled.
The team at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens provides diagnosis and evaluations for PTSD, and then they develop comprehensive treatment plans that combine several approaches to reduce your symptoms and help you process your memories and control your behavioral responses.
Your treatment plan should include either medication or TMS to reduce your symptoms, and therapy to help you process your thoughts and memories about the event, find resolution, and learn to change your behavioral responses.
Treatment is slightly different for everyone because of the unique experiences that both cause and follow a traumatic event. Call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule a consultation online today to get the help you need to regain control of your life.