PTSD Sufferers Can Make Choices To Help Their Recovery
Although post-traumatic stress disorder no longer hides in the shadows the way it may have done decades ago, shedding light on the prevalence and seriousness of PTSD among America’s soldiers and veterans is just the first step in dealing with it. Even as PTSD treatment improves and becomes more easily and widely available, experts recognize that there is and never will be a “magic bullet” to resolve such a complex condition. Moreover, servicemen and servicewomen undergoing treatment for PTSD can make a big difference in their own well-being as they recover by making certain healthy choices, according to mental health professionals at the VA and other institutions.
Among the recommendations of psychologists, psychologists, social workers and others who work with members and former members of the military afflicted by PTSD as a result of combat or service in hostile areas:
Remember, the behaviors discussed above are only helpful adjuncts to professional PTSD treatment. If you’re suffering from the effects of PTSD, or think that you might be, you should seek help from a competent, compassionate and caring mental health professional. At The Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Edmonds, Washington, Dr. Gregory Jantz and his staff are experienced at treating PTSD through a “whole-person” approach that addresses each client’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs. Contact The Center, “A Place of Hope” for PTSD sufferers, at 1-888-771-5166.