Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder that can develop in some people who have experienced or witnessed a shocking, frightening, dangerous, or otherwise traumatic event. While PTSD is often associated with veterans, it can happen to anyone who has seen or experienced a traumatic event. An event does not have to be dangerous to be traumatic; for instance, the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also lead to PTSD.
It is normal to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation, and most people will experience a range of different reactions afterwards, but for those with PTSD, these reactions don’t go away (in some cases, symptoms may not appear until years later). Symptoms can include:
If you feel like you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or if you feel like you are having difficulty processing a traumatic experience, therapy can help. If you feel unsure, you can also use our free, confidential mental health screening tool to learn more. ACP offers therapy for PTSD, as well as psychiatric services for those who may benefit from medication.
With six clinics, ACP is able to offer our clients extended hours and their choice of location. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us online or choose the clinic location most convenient for you: