PTSD services offered in Colorado Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts

As many as one in 11 people in the United States are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, a virtual psychiatry practice that serves Boston, Massachusetts, and Littleton, Colorado, Drew Pittman, PMHNP, provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments to determine your best option for PTSD treatment. Learn more about the benefits of PTSD treatment by calling the office or schedule a virtual appointment online today.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after you experience a traumatizing or terrifying situation or event. The symptoms of PTSD typically start within a month of the event, but they can also appear years later.

Many people with PTSD experience symptoms like:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Severe anxiety
  • Persistent depression
  • Being easily startled or scared
  • Intrusive, uncontrollable thoughts

These symptoms can interfere with your ability to work or engage in your usual routine. The side effects of PTSD can also disrupt your sleep patterns and make it difficult for you to go out socially or be involved in certain activities.

How do I know if I qualify for treatment of PTSD?

To access your overall health and the severity of your post-traumatic stress disorder, Drew and the psychiatric team at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness can offer comprehensive psychiatric assessment services.

The staff uses the latest diagnostic testing technologies to assess your candidacy for alternative treatment or conventional modalities. Treatments can include: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Community support and group counseling

Certain medications can also improve your day-to-day life; however, medication is often prescribed in tandem with other therapies. Each person’s case is different, and the team honors that in every individual. After a full evaluation of your condition, the Sound Psychiatry and Wellness team can recommend which PTSD treatment you will benefit from.

What is involved in treatment for PTSD?

The team at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness offers comprehensive exams to identify medications and treatment for the short-term and long-term management of PTSD symptoms.

Your provider closely monitors your treatment and your general health, tracking the progress of your therapy. They also collect vital information about your progress throughout your treatment.

Your health and safety are a top priority for the medical team at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, and they customize your care to your needs.

To learn more about treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today or request more information online now.