Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs when traumatic events occur and a person in unable to move through the after effects of these events. Some events are major traumatic events and others are milder traumatic events.
What we see occurring is the brain seems to have trouble emotionally or cognitively, causing the brain to be “stuck” in the event or events. The person affected by PTSD might regularly replay parts of the traumatic event, avoid places that are related to the event, or experience significant changes in arousal and reactivity related to the traumatic event(s), including sleep problems, trouble concentrating, irritability, anger, poor concentration, blackouts or difficulty remembering things, reckless or self-destructive behavior, increased tendency and reaction to being startled, and hypervigilance (excessive watchfulness) to threat.
PTSD Treatment and Therapy
Our team of Murfreesboro counselors, led by Michael Loftis, are experienced in PTSD treatment and therapy. We are here to walk with you through these challenges and back into a life filled with meaning and hope.
If you suspect you have PTSD, take this online quiz: