How is PTSD treated?

There are a number of effective treatment approaches to post-traumatic stress disorder, including psychotherapy, medication, and complementary practices, such as acupuncture or massage.

At the Family Care Center, we offer a variety of different styles of psychotherapy to suit you or your loved one’s individual symptoms and needs. One of these approaches is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which seeks to change a person’s thought patterns in order to help them recover. We also offer dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), an increasingly popular therapy modality focused on mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a combination of both of these approaches, which works to increase psychological flexibility. At the Family Care Center, we offer both individual and family counseling, so that all of those affected by PTSD can have hope for recovery.

One of our most popular PTSD treatments is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS is a medication-free, noninvasive, and painless procedure that involves applying pulses of magnetic energy to those areas of the brain that affect mood control. Although the biology of TMS is not completely understood, it has shown incredibly promising results in helping to improve symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

Finally, medications are another effective way to approach PTSD treatment, although they work best in combination with other treatment modalities. Some of the most common medications prescribed for PTSD are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which work by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. At the Family Care Center, we offer comprehensive medication management services. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you or loved one recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.