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PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.

Causes and Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Over 70% of Americans experience some kind of traumatic event at some point in their life. Among those, around 20% develop PTSD. However, when people experience severe trauma, the chances of experiencing PTSD increase to 50%. Causes of PTSD include, but are not limited to:

  • Violent personal assaults
  • Domestic abuse
  • Natural disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
  • Vehicle or personal accidents
  • Military combat experience

PTSD manifests in a variety of ways. Sufferers may have persistent, debilitating memories of the traumatic event(s) that let to their condition, feel and appear emotionally numb and disconnected, experience sleep problems, and/or have a propensity toward being easily startled. PTSD symptoms may not develop immediately following the ordeal, and may fluctuate in frequency and severity. However, if you are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, or believe you or someone you know may be exhibiting symptoms of it, it is important to seek treatment.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Asheville, NC

Proper and effective treatment of PTSD is important for your metal health and the strength of your relationships. In our Asheville, NC practice, we have seen significant success is treating suffers of post-traumatic stress disorder. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, it is possible to experience relief from PTSD. For more information about PTSD treatment in the Asheville area, contact us.