Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Total Men's Primary Care

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Approximately 7.7 million adults live with PTSD in the United States alone. Military personnel are not the only ones who can experience PTSD. In fact anyone who experiences past trauma can be at risk. Total Men’s Priamry Care will take the time needed to understand, diagnosis, and discuss various options of treatments that best fit your needs.

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What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that people sometimes develop in response to a traumatic event. The disorder often cause symptoms such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts, and flashbacks.


People seeking treatment for PTSD are 14 times more likely to also be diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder (SUD) The VA calculates 27% of veterans diagnosed with PTSD also have SUD.

Can PTSD ever go away or be cured?

In some people, the symptoms and effects of PTSD go away after a few months. In others, the symptoms can last for years without proper behavioral therapy or treatment. Many people with PTSD gradually do improve, but professional help can help them make significant progress and get their lives back.

Symptoms of PTSD

Intrusion Symptoms

– Psychological distress when exposed to cues that relate to the event.
– Significant physical responses to cues that relate to the event.
– Dissociative reactions or flashbacks in which the person relives the event.
– Repeated dreams about the trauma.
– Persistent and involuntary dreadful memories of the event.

Avoidance Symptoms

-Avoidance of external factors (such as locations, conversations, people or activities) that remind the person of the traumatic event and cause terrifying thoughts, feelings or memories.
– Avoidance of painful memories, thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma.

Reactive Symptoms

– Irritability and anger, typically expressed as aggression.
– Self-destructive behaviors.
– Hypervigilance or hyperarousal (increased anxiety and detection of threats).
– Exaggerated response to being startled.
– Concentration difficulties.
– Sleep problems

PTSD Is Not a Diagnosis Of Weakness

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