Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops after experiencing a traumatic or life-threatening event. Between 7-8% of Americans develop PTSD at some point during their lives. At Christie’s Family Health LLC, Sheritha Chambliss, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, diagnoses PTSD and offers holistic, personalized treatment to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call the office in Houston, Texas, or schedule a consultation online today if you think you have PTSD.
PTSD refers to a psychiatric disorder that can develop after experiencing a terrifying event, like an active shooter situation, combat, or personal assault. It can lead to various symptoms that disrupt your life and overall well-being.
PTSD can cause four distinct types of symptoms that vary in severity:
These can include flashbacks and nightmares, where your memories feel as vivid as the actual event, and they can be distressing and involuntary.
You might start avoiding people, places, and situations that trigger distressing memories, which can significantly limit your daily life and activities.
PTSD can lead to ongoing negative or distorted thoughts about yourself or others, including feelings of guilt, fear, or anger, as well as emotional detachment and disinterest in activities you once enjoyed.
These can include heightened irritability, impulsive behavior, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating.
At Christie’s Family Health LLC, Sheritha offers personalized treatment plans for PTSD that combine various therapeutic modalities to alleviate symptoms and enhance your overall well-being. Her approach typically involves a blend of medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.
Medication can help regulate your brain chemistry and alleviate your symptoms, allowing you to focus on exploring your memories, thoughts, and feelings during therapy.
Through counseling, you can learn effective coping techniques and strategies to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Sheritha may also recommend making lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, and ensuring adequate sleep to support your recovery from PTSD.
If you’re experiencing long-term effects on your mental health due to a traumatic experience, don’t hesitate to reach out to Christie’s Family Health LLC for individualized care. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to take the first step toward healing.