THE TRAUMA AND STRESS DISORDER PROGRAM
Stressful situations are unavoidable. They come in many forms and effect all age groups. Some of us are genetically and psychologically better equipped to handle stress, especially those of us who are lucky enough to have a stable environment. Other individuals can have a staggering experience. But, even if we are dealing with stress in a productive way the following questions remain:
Individuals respond to stress in different ways. Some may become angry and “explode” over a very tiny dispute. This response leads to more discord and additional stress. Others attempt to ignore stressors or they isolate themselves—they disengage and loose interest and motivation.
Stress can lead to damaging, long lasting physical and mental outcomes because it raises blood cortisol levels. Stressful situations are said to be traumatic if they are both severe and either recurrent or prolonged. Traumatic stress makes an individual feel helpless and hopeless. It results in dysfunctional beliefs such as ” I’m incompetent,” or “The world isn’t safe.” Other symptoms of trauma include
Professional Psychiatric Services uses four treatment strategies to help people dealing with stress. They include
If you are affected by trauma or a stress disorder, please call us to find the right treatment for you.