PTSD & Trauma

Living with the negative consequences of recurring, unwanted reminders of traumatic events from the past can cause a tremendous negative impact on a person’s life. It takes bravery to seek out treatment for the effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it is necessary in order to heal. Neuroscience Institute offers PTSD inpatient treatment in South Florida that allows you to work toward a healthier future, free from the hold of PTSD symptoms.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that typically develops as the result of having experienced one or more traumatic events. PTSD can be triggered by several events that a person experiences or witnesses. Common events that contribute to the development of PTSD include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Death of a loved one
  • Childhood abuse or neglect
  • Being involved in an accident
  • Military service events
  • Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods
  • Long-term illness
  • Community violence

PTSD can be acute, chronic, or complex. Acute PTSD occurs over a short span of time. Symptoms typically last no longer than four weeks. Chronic PTSD is defined by the development of symptoms that last for longer periods of time. Those who experience complex PTSD are usually children or adolescents who are currently experiencing traumatic events in their lives or who grew up dealing with them. A qualified PTSD inpatient treatment program can treat all three kinds of PTSD.

PTSD medications

Signs and Symptoms of Trauma and PTSD

A person suffering from PTSD and trauma usually exhibits signs of it. The signs and symptoms of all three types of PTSD are basically the same, ranging in intensity and length of time experiencing them. Common physical signs and symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Isolating from others
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Avoiding potentially triggering places and situations
  • Easily startled
  • Drug and alcohol abuse

People also commonly experience psychological signs of trauma, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling emotionally numb

Therapies Used in PTSD Inpatient Treatment

Therapy serves as the foundation for each of our clients’ recovery from PTSD. Our therapeutic activities incorporate a variety of principles that help our clients begin to live happier, more productive lives free from the confines of PTSD and trauma.

Our PTSD inpatient treatment incorporates three proven types of therapy that help people manage and eliminate the presence of trauma in their lives. Those unsure of when to get help should put their healing first and explore our treatments.

Dialectical behavioral therapy places emphasis on four elements: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT helps people to stop engaging in self-harming behaviors that compromise their well-being.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is similar to DBT in several ways. The primary goal of CBT is to help identify thought patterns and behaviors that lead to negative behaviors and outcomes. Once identified, clients can begin to develop skills to help break their problematic thinking and behavior so that they can reduce troublesome symptoms.

Acceptance and commitment therapy works by employing strategies related to acceptance, mindfulness, commitment, and behavior changes. ACT can help clients accept the thoughts and emotions they experience, rather than fight against them.

The Benefits of PTSD Inpatient Treatment

Living with untreated PTSD is no way to live at all. While some days may feel normal, there are many days that feel overwhelming and debilitating. Getting treated for PTSD is absolutely vital to help stop symptoms from continually occurring and negatively impacting a person’s everyday life and future.

One of the greatest benefits of getting treated for PTSD is that the treatment can help individuals make sense of their trauma. Traumatic events often do not make sense when they occur – or even long after. When working with a therapist, the trauma can be broken down in ways that allow individuals to rebuild it into a picture that makes much more sense and is easier to process. Reframing what happened helps the person understand their experience and begin to heal from it.

Treatment for PTSD also helps individuals develop skills that empower them to take their recovery into their own hands. Individuals can use these skills in their everyday lives to help mitigate the presence of symptoms that would otherwise stand in the way of their well-being and overall success. Additionally, this type of treatment can aid in the restoration of relationships that were broken or damaged when the PTSD or trauma was going untreated.

Choosing the Right PTSD Treatment

At Neuroscience Institute, our whole-person approach to treating PTSD and the effects of trauma looks at your individual strengths and goals. As a result, we create a treatment plan that will produce the best possible outcomes designed for your specific needs.

At Neuroscience Institute, our whole-person approach to treating PTSD and the effects of trauma looks at your individual strengths and goals. As a result, we create a treatment plan that will produce the best possible outcomes designed for your specific needs.

We offer two levels of PTSD and trauma treatment, both of which have different benefits depending on where you are in your recovery journey. They are:

  • Residential: In this round-the-clock level of care, you’ll participate in therapeutic sessions at our treatment center while temporarily living at one of our scenic lodges.
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): This less time-intensive level of care still features full treatment days, but you’ll be able to return home or stay in one of our on-campus residences at night and on weekends.

We provide treatment activities that emphasize the power of being part of a community. Depending on your treatment plan, you may also receive group and family therapy, experiential therapy, and medication management.

Other benefits we offer include:

    • Aftercare plan: We promote continued progression after your time in treatment. We provide detailed discharge planning, and our alumni network lets you keep in touch with the patients you met on your treatment journey.
    • Flexibility: Your length of stay depends on your progress, strengths, and goals.
    • Specialty treatment tracks: Your treatment plan can include programs highlighting Christianity, spirituality, and family.

PTSD Inpatient Treatment in West Palm Beach, Florida

When the effects of PTSD and trauma control your life, it makes it difficult to get through the day and be hopeful about your future. Neuroscience Institute at Ambrosia provides effective treatment that helps you manage your symptoms and allows you to gain control of your life again. We provide multiple treatment modalities to address trauma-related illnesses and any accompanying drug and alcohol addictions. Contact us today and let us tell you how we can help you begin healing.
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