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Benefits of Utilising a PTSD Treatment Centre

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Posttraumatic traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder where people have trouble recovering after experiencing a traumatic event. The disorder can last for weeks, months, or years, bringing with it symptoms like vivid flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, heightened anxiety, unwanted memories of the event, and/or other physical and psychological symptoms. PTSD is unique to every individual, as are the symptoms and severity of it.

Effects of PTSD

If you experience PTSD, you may also find everyday tasks difficult and find that it may affect other aspects of your life, such as:

  • Taking care of yourself, hygiene
  • Taking care of household chores and tasks
  • Holding down a job
  • Sex drive
  • Enjoying your free time
  • Maintaining loyal friendships and relationships

Often, other mental health conditions coincide with PTSD, including depression, anxiety, and dissociative disorders. Thoughts of suicide are not uncommon among those living with PTSD.

How to treat PTSD

Treating PTSD often requires a combination of medications, therapy, self-care, and support from loved ones. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating this, or other mental health conditions.

However, addressing the underlying trauma that caused PTSD to develop is the only way to live free from the disorder.

Addressing the underlying trauma is best done with help from a team of therapists, supportive individuals, and professional treatment inside an inpatient treatment centre. 

What is a PTSD recovery centre?

PTSD recovery centres have medical professionals in different disciplines who specialise in treating this disorder in a private, one-on-one setting. Individuals receive the time, attention, and care they need to overcome PTSD. Recovery centres have medical professionals equipped to handle a variety of concerns, allowing them to address co-occurring disorders and health conditions unique to each individual. Outside of a treatment centre, patients may not receive the specialised care they need and deserve.

What you can expect from a PTSD treatment centre: 

  • Comprehensive diagnosis. A correct diagnosis is key to healing. PTSD has symptoms that can mimic other health conditions.  Healthcare professionals at a treatment centre take time to evaluate each person and take a complete evaluation of their symptoms, medical history, and other factors to ensure that a correct diagnosis is made, and the correct treatments provided. 
  • Therapy. Therapy is an important part of treatment for PTSD. At a treatment centre, individuals receive individual and group therapy sessions, giving them time to address their unique needs and challenges and find support from individuals who understand the condition. 
  • Scientifically-proven treatments: PTSD treatment centres focus on scientific-based treatments with proven results in treating the disorder. Treatment options may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitisation.
  • Medication. Many individuals with PTSD benefit from a medication regimen as part of their treatment, although this can be tricky. Physicians work closely with patients to determine the medication regimen that is right for each person.
  • Aftercare support. Treatment programmes vary from 30–120 days, although completing the programme is only half the battle. Aftercare support from various healthcare providers can help treat co-occurring disorders and mental health issues and provide additional support individuals need to cope with lingering PTSD symptoms.

Benefits of PTSD treatment centres

For many individuals, the idea of treating PTSD at an in-patient treatment centre is unordinary. The average person may not realise the complexity of treating PTSD, dislike the idea of being away from loved ones, or feel like they can treat the disorder with help from monthly doctor appointments. Opting for treatment from a specialised facility has numerous advantages, however, and better success rates for individuals faced with challenges due to PTSD.

The benefits of using a PTSD treatment centre include

  • Treatment centres offer amenities that promote mental well-being, comfort, and relaxation. Amenities vary from facility to facility, some may include gourmet meals, lavish rooms, swimming pools, fitness centres, and much more. Treatment centres like Sabino Recovery create an environment conducive to your overall well-being.
  • Comprehensive treatments promote healing rather than covering up symptoms. Patients learn how to overcome PTSD and live fulfilling, exciting lives ahead.
  • One-on-one, personalised care, and treatments are provided by highly qualified medical professionals specialising in PTSD and mental disorders. These treatments address the unique needs of each person in the facility.
  • Privacy is important to us during those dark hours of our lives.  Treatment centres understand and respect an individual’s desire and right to privacy. They take measures to protect every patient’s privacy.

Treatment centres take care and compassion seriously.   Medical professionals offering services at treatment centres understand the challenges that PTSD creates in an individual’s life and take time to uplift, treat, and heal. The perks listed above are among many reasons why individuals living with PTSD should consider in-patient treatment.

A few additional facts about PTSD

  • PTSD was once called “shell shock” and thought only to affect combat veterans who returned home from war. As time progressed, medical professionals better understood the disorder and recognised that it was not limited to wartime experiences.
  • PTSD does not discriminate. The disorder can affect anyone, regardless of their age, gender, race, or ethnicity
  • PTSD is more common in women. When women experience PTSD, their symptoms are often more severe and last longer than men’s. 
  • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that approximately 7-8% of the world’s population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • Individuals may experience PTSD symptoms after any traumatic event, including combat, natural disasters, sexual assault, and domestic violence

Get your life back with help from a PTSD treatment centre

Using a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment does not work for most mental health conditions, including PTSD. Using a comprehensive treatment plan is essential in treating PTSD. At a treatment centre, individuals receive care and support designed to address their unique needs and help them overcome PTSD. If you want to reclaim your life using evidence-based treatments with guidance and support from compassionate professionals, learn more about how a PTSD treatment facility can help you.

Ellen Diamond, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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