Can Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) be cured?
There is a solution to treating PTSD that you may not be aware of.
Can ptsd be cured?
To be honest this is a very difficult question to answer because there are so many different risk factors involved when it comes to treating PTSD. But the short answer will always be that it depends on two things.
The first being how severe the PTSD symptoms are and the second being the approach you have used to treat PTSD.
See, how PTSD developed is very important because it sometimes dictates the approach you use. For instance, if something horrific occurred, prolonged exposure therapy may not be a good idea. Or lets say you have someone that was shy to begin with and you place them in group therapy- that wouldn’t be ideal. Quite honestly, I believe people can recover from feelings related to PTSD. But the resilience factors also play a role.
So to recap, the approach and the severity of the PTSD highly influence the PTSD treatment.
Now let’s talk about the problems associated with PTSD and exactly what it is that people want treated. So, for starters, war veterans experiences and sexual assault victims or sexual violence victims experiences aren’t the only traumatic experience that cause PTSD symptoms. You can be a person that experiences small conflicts on a daily basis and experience PTSD like symptoms from them.
PTSD affects people differently. So below I’ve included a brief description of the five areas that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects. Keep in mind that because no person goes through the same traumatic experience as another, the symptoms related to PTSD they develop may be different. I’ll include information below regarding ways Post Traumatic Stress Disorder develops differently in people.
The first area I want to explore that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder affects is Psychologically. It can be considered a psychiatric disorder. It can cause psychological harm and make you experience extreme fear, cause flashbacks, negative thoughts, angry outbursts, and increase development of other mental health problems such as severe anxiety. This is often the most crippling side effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder because other people can’t sense what your are going through. They may view you as emotionally weak, which is the furthest thing from the truth. Severe Anxiety caused from PTSD symptoms may also sometimes lead to substance abuse.
The second area it affects you in is the area of behavioral symptoms. This can be quite devastating to a person, especially if they have to work. This is where the arousal symptoms become extremely obvious. Posttraumatic stress disorder also creates agitation which may lower your patience level and have you lash out at others more quickly. It can cause you to develop fear triggers so you become hyper vigilant and be on the look out for something going wrong. It can also make you hostile which is the most common stigma associated with war vets.
The third area it impacts is your mood. Traumatic event negative thoughts may cause you to feel depressed or anxious. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may create a weird sensation where you feel numb to various events in your life. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may also cause you to feel detached from your life and others.
The forth area effected by PTSD is it can cause you to have sleep problems. Due to the factors I’ve mentions above, as well as nights mares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causes people to have trouble sleeping and impedes your ability process the details of events because your mind is going wild thinking about all that went wrong or could have gone wrong.
Why do some people develop ptsd and others don’t?
So let’s say for instance your mom screamed at you everyday. For the past 10 years this may not have been a traumatic event. But it may have done something to your nervous system that may have caused you to develop a mental health problem.
Because what is happening when the body develops PTSD is that it starts to trigger the bodies fight or flight response. If the body is triggered in a severe manner, this system because more sensitive. Also, if the body is triggered to often, this system may become more sensitive as well.
It’s hard to identify who will develop PTSD. Honestly there is no way of really knowing, which is why mental health problems like PTSD continue to be such an enigma.
How do I know if I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Well, you can just read the list I provided of symptoms above or do a quick Google search on what a person has to experience to have PTSD. However, I don’t recommend this route. For one, you don’t know if there may be another mental health disorder at play. Also, there is nothing worse than Google searching your problems and letting your imagination jump to conclusions. So please, find a mental health professional to help you diagnose PTSD or any other mental health problems.
What does Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) do to a person?
What PTSD does to a person varies a great deal since PTSD affects people differently, just as well as other mental health problems. Not everyone is going to have similar PTSD symptoms since not everyone experienced similar traumatic events, which may have impacted the persons metal health differently than another causing different types of mental illness. But one common symptom I’ve noticed from PTSD is overthinking. Overthinking is something the subconscious mind does in order to ensure your safety. But this safety mechanism becomes problematic when it can’t be turned off. So you may see people develop fear triggers unrelated to PTSD because their subconscious mind has deemed them as a possible threat.
Does the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder mental illness go away?
This is going to be a controversial answer, and it is simply my opinion, but yes, people recover using PTSD treatment. I believe if you find the right person to work with to treat PTSD and the right approach, a person can respond effectively and it can do wonders for your mental health. But I believe it requires a lot of work from the person receiving the PTSD treatment and the hope and belief that they can get better and overcome this mental illness.