Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic events can impact our heart, mind, and body in deep and significant ways that persist long after the events have passed. Sometimes we may experience a set of reactions and symptoms in direct response to a traumatic event that is called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These symptoms involve reliving the trauma in some form (such as feeling like it is happening again, nightmares, flashbacks, or intrusive memories), avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling wound up and on edge or “hypervigilant”, feeling detached or numb, and experiencing deep and negative changes to how we see ourselves, others, or the world. It is common for PTSD to be accompanied by depression, other anxiety issues, and /or substance use, although not for everyone. Effective treatment is available for those living with PTSD or who have been impact by trauma. At Winkler Psychology, we offer psychological treatment for PTSD and trauma related mental health problems that is guided by the latest scientific research and best practice.