PTSD is a severe condition that can develop after you have experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. Trauma may cause you to feel helplessness, intense fear, or horror in response to events such as a sexual or physical assault, an accident, war, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. This is when you’ll need a PTSD treatment center.

PACE Sugar Land offers help for victims of traumas at our PTSD treatment center. Our Sugar Land psychiatric disorders therapy can help you overcome some of the traumatic experiences in your life. Here, you can find inner peace and overcome your addiction.

Diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

woman participates in therapy at a PTSD treatment centerWe can diagnose PTSD as early as one month after a traumatic event has occurred. On the other hand, you can be diagnosed with PTSD many years after the event, especially in the case of childhood abuse. If symptoms of PTSD are present, we will assess the severity and your individual needs. Our mental health clinicians use specially designed interview and assessment tools during any psychiatric evaluation or assessment.

The clinician bases the diagnosis of PTSD on reported symptoms, including any problems with regular functions caused by the symptoms. The clinician then determines if the signs and degree of dysfunction indicate PTSD.

Overcoming a Traumatic Event

When you experience a traumatic event, you may have reactions that include anger, shock, restlessness, fear, and guilt. These reactions are entirely normal. Although the initial responses to trauma may go away in time, you may still have lingering reactions known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Your feelings may continue and increase in intensity and may become so intense that they interfere with living a normal life.

Our PTSD Treatment Center in Sugar Land, TX is open to all those who are struggling with the debilitating effects of trauma. We offer comprehensive care in a peaceful environment so that you can de-stress and address your inner turmoil. Our outpatient and aftercare programs can get you on the road to a more positive mental health.

Treatment Services We Offer for PTSD

Psychotherapy for PTSD involves helping you learn skills to manage symptoms and develop ways of coping. We can teach you about the disorder and help you work through the fears by utilizing a wide range of therapies and treatments. These can include:

PTSD And Drug or Alcohol Addiction

If you have PTSD, you may also be dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment provides help when you have an addiction coupled with a mental health disorder. We first alleviate the most severe PTSD symptoms, then help you learn long-term coping skills so you can further your recovery.

Substance abuse, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a complicated relationship that can complicate your life. High levels of stress can make it more likely for you to turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of escape. Drugs can increase pleasure, decrease anxiety, and provide a distraction from painful emotions.

When you feel stressed, levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) are lowered, and adrenaline is increased. GABA is a kind of natural tranquilizer produced by the brain that can also be stimulated by drugs that suppress the central nervous system, like opioids, marijuana, alcohol, and benzodiazepines. Drugs also increase the presence of dopamine in the brain, one of the brain’s chemical messengers that tells you to feel happy. When the substances wear off, low moods are common as dopamine levels drop.

Receive Help at a PTSD Treatment Center

If you currently have PTSD, then now is the time to overcome your fears, your trauma, and your addiction. PACE Sugar Land can provide the help you need at our PTSD Treatment Center in Sugar Land, TX. To find out more about our services, call us at 866.413.3818. We are here to help you get back on your feet.