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PTSD Treatment

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If you or someone you care about needs mental health treatment in the form of a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment program, contact Alleviant Jonesboro. Our staff provides professional help to clients struggling with treatment-resistant issues, such as chronic pain disorders.

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PTSD is a condition that affects millions — about 3.5% of the population — of Americans. While the disorder is strongly associated with soldiers, anyone who experiences the effects of trauma can develop PTSD. For example, it’s not uncommon for someone to develop PTSD after the death of a family member. Searching for a PTSD therapy treatment program in Jonesboro, Arkansas? Reach out to Alleviant Jonesboro today by calling 870.657.0337 or contacting our team online

What Is a PTSD Treatment Program?

If a client is diagnosed with PTSD, they may be prescribed a combination of the following therapies:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): Psychotherapy or talk therapy in PTSD treatment programs often uses a CBT approach. CBT encourages a client to remember the traumatic event and express the feelings attached to that event. While it may seem scary to do this, a guided and supervised revisit of the event can help desensitize the client and reduce their PTSD symptoms. It also helps the client identify healthy coping mechanisms they can use if triggered.
  • Support groups: These groups offer a controlled and healthy environment in which to revisit a past trauma. However, it’s important to remember that participants of a support group aren’t mental health professionals and are all on the same journey. Mental health advice shouldn’t be taken from group members. Instead, a client should take comfort in that they’re with a group of people who understand exactly what they’re going through.
  • Medications: Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication, or sleep aids may be prescribed to help. These medications should be taken as directed for a client’s specific needs. Because chemical or hormonal imbalances can often intensify PTSD symptoms, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol can often make those imbalances worse.

How Does PTSD Therapy Work?

Our staff at Alleviant Jonesboro’s PTSD treatment center provides trauma-focused care — especially psychotherapy services. ‘Trauma-focused’ means that the treatment focuses on the memory of the traumatic event or its meaning. 

Treatments like this use different strategies to help clients process their traumatic experiences. Some involve talking, thinking about, or even visualizing the traumatic memory. Others focus on changing unhelpful or distorted beliefs about the trauma. Some forms of therapeutic care that have been shown to work well in treating PTSD, apart from CBT, are the following:

  • Prolonged exposure (PE): This teaches clients how to gain control by facing their negative feelings. It involves talking about the trauma with a therapist and doing some things the client has avoided since the traumatic experience.
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT): This teaches a client to reframe negative thoughts about the trauma. It involves talking with a therapist about their negative thoughts and doing writing assignments.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): This helps clients process and make sense of their trauma. It involves calling the trauma to mind while paying attention to a back-and-forth movement or sound.

When Should You Consider a PTSD Treatment Center?

If you are experiencing any symptoms of PTSD, Alleviant Jonesboro’s PTSD treatment center can assess and treat your condition. Whether you’re simply having frequent upsetting thoughts or cannot control your actions, you should seek professional help immediately if you’re fearful of hurting yourself or others.

However, if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or urges, it’s better to call 911 immediately or go straight to the nearest urgent care facility. 

Ready To Learn More About Alleviant Jonesboro’s PTSD Treatment Program?

Contact Alleviant Jonesboro today if you’re looking for a PTSD treatment program in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Reach out to our team online or call 870.657.0337.