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PTSD Therapy Center in Bridgeville, PA

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care in Pittsburgh, PA is a premier treatment center for those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Muhammad Shaikh and his team of clinicians is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapies and compassionate care to help individuals overcome the trauma they have experienced and reclaim their lives.

We are committed to providing our clients with the tools and resources necessary to achieve meaningful recoveries. Whether you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD, we are here to help guide you on your journey towards healing and recovery. We even offer both telemedicine and in-person therapy sessions for added convenience.

If you’re ready to take the first step, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are here to support you and provide a safe, caring environment for managing your PTSD symptoms.

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PTSD Treatment Centers in Pittsburgh, PA

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms & Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Those suffering from PTSD may experience a range of symptoms, including:

  • Intense fear, helplessness, or horror
  • Flashbacks or reliving the traumatic event
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
  • Avoidance of places, people and activities associated with the trauma
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hypervigilance

Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment often involves both medication and psychotherapy. Medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be prescribed to help regulate emotions and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Therapy sessions are also important in helping individuals manage their response to past trauma and learn how to cope effectively with new challenges.

Common approaches to therapy for PTSD include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Our team at Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care is dedicated to helping our clients find the treatment that works best for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common post-traumatic stress disorder causes?

PTSD is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Common causes of PTSD include military combat, natural disasters, car accidents, and other life-threatening events.

Can children develop PTSD?

Yes, children and teens can also experience post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event. However, the symptoms may be different in younger populations than adults due to their stage of development and understanding of the event.

How effective are treatments for PTSD?

There are many evidence-based treatments available for those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD treatment medication such as SSRIs may be prescribed to help manage emotions, while therapy sessions can help individuals learn how to cope effectively with new challenges.

How can I get started with psychotherapy near me?

At Stepping Stones, we make it easy to get started on the road to feeling better and living well. Just request an appointment with us using our simple online form.