Trauma Disorders

At Banyan Mental Health, we treat people with various mental health disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma disorders.

We understand that depression treatment is different from anxiety treatment just as co-occurring disorders should be treated differently than trauma disorders. If you are having issues after experiencing a traumatic event, you are not alone.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common form of trauma disorder, and it is estimated that 1 in 13 people in the United States will develop this disorder at some point in their life. [1] Because of the frequency of this disorder, our mental health care in Boca is ready to help.

What is a Trauma Disorder?

Trauma follows an incredibly stressful event or series of events in a person’s life. Trauma and stressor-related disorders can occur for a variety of reasons and depends on the person. Some common causes are acts of violence, near-death experiences, and emotionally distressing events. A person may develop a trauma disorder after witnessing physical abuse of a parent as a child. Someone could develop a trauma disorder if they are in a serious car accident. Another trauma disorder example could be a person who is a victim of a mass shooting. These high-stress events affect people differently, so it can be difficult to know when and if a trauma disorder will develop. One thing is for sure, the psychological effects of these events can be devastating if left untreated.

There are different types of trauma disorders including PTSD, acute stress disorder (ASD), reactive attachment disorder (RAD), and adjustment disorders. Each trauma disorder is slightly different and may require different mental illness treatment methods. Our Banyan Mental Health program will help you determine the best treatment for you.

Symptoms for trauma disorders may begin immediately after the event or it can take some time before they manifest. Some common trauma disorder symptoms include:

  • Recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event
  • Nightmares and difficulty sleeping
  • Frightening thoughts
  • Avoiding triggers that remind you of the event
  • Feeling tense or uneasy
  • Social withdrawal [2]

Trauma Disorders and Effective Treatment

If you or someone you love is suffering from a trauma disorder, it is important that you get help. A trauma disorder can affect a person’s entire life and without the proper treatment the symptoms may only get worse and the person could even become debilitated.

Our mental health treatment will create a customized treatment plan in order to combat your trauma disorder in the best possible way for you. Using a variety of treatment methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing, our mental health program in Boca will do our best to provide patients with the tools they need to live a happy and normal life free from the crippling grip that a mental disorder can often have.

Your past should not control the rest of your life. Our residential mental health program in Boca is here to help you overcome this trauma so that you can move forward with your life with a brighter and happier future. Moving past your trauma disorder can be liberating. Contact our mental health facility to get started.


Sources:

  1. Sidran Institute Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet
  2. National Institute of Mental Health – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Related Readings:

How to Overcome PTSD

Can Grief and Loss Lead to Mental Illness

What is an Adjustment Disorder?

Treating PTSD with Virtual Reality