A Tailored and evidence-based Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

While most survivors of the aforementioned traumas resume normal life after a few months, others develop stress recurrent reactions that tend to worsen over time.
Literature has many examples portraying the psychological effects of going through pandemics, earthquakes, floods and other catastrophes and the internal struggle to overcome such nightmarish experiences. Ancient books, such as Homer´s “Odyssey” describe in detail the reactions of Greek soldiers to intense horror, disorientation, behavioral paralysis, agitation and other extreme disturbances during and after a battle. Nevertheless, it was until the early 1980´s that this group of reactions was identified by the international psychiatric community. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has the peculiarity of being the only condition specifically linked to a traumatic event.
Although human beings are generally resilient, for those who don’t recover so well, were exposed to extreme trauma over long periods of time or lack family/friends support, PTSD treatment can be a smart alternative of recovery.

PTSD Symptoms

Although human beings are generally resilient, for those who don’t recover so well, were exposed to extreme trauma over long periods of time or lack family/friends support, PTSD treatment can be a smart alternative of recovery.
Clients suffering from PTSD often experience flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and emotional detachment. This, in turn, causes cognitive and memory problems, drug abuse and depression, among many other many other mental health problems.
It also causes family discord, job instability, marital problems and bad parenting.

A Humane and Client-Centered Treatment for PTSD in San Diego

At La Jolla Recovery, we have developed treatments for PTSD based upon a large body of research evidence. For instance, our doctors offer the “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as the “cognitive behavioral therapies” (CBT) versions of the trauma-focused psychological therapy, which confronts the survivor of the trauma with the painful memories and allows him to work through it in a supervised and safe environment. For those who find this therapy harsh or unbearable, La Jolla Recovery has alternative treatments too.