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

While most survivors of the traumas mentioned above resume everyday life after a few months, others develop recurrent stress reactions that worsen over time.
Literature has many examples portraying the psychological effects of 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, until the early 1980´s that the international psychiatric community identified this group of reactions. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has the peculiarity of being the only condition linked explicitly 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 or lack family/friends support, PTSD treatment can be an intelligent alternative to 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 or lack family/friends support, PTSD treatment can be an intelligent alternative to recovery.
Clients with PTSD often experience flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and emotional detachment. This situation, in turn, causes cognitive and memory problems, drug abuse, and depression, among 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 example, 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.
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