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After a traumatic or life-threatening event, some people develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). During PTSD episodes, people relive the trauma in various ways against their will. Over time, symptoms may worsen.
We utilize the PTSD Symptom Scale--Interview Version- a brief, 17-question interview - to identify your symptoms, confirm a diagnosis of PTSD, and determine your eligibility for treatment with prolonged exposure therapy (PE).
It is unknown why one person will develop PTSD and others do not. Events that could cause PTSD include experiencing or witnessing the following:
Every day events such as a backfiring car or watching a rape scene on TV could trigger you to relive your traumatic event.
Symptoms of PTSD include:
Our multidisciplinary staff will formulate an individual treatment plan after a thorough examination.
Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) to help you process the traumatic event and improve your coping will be utilized if our staff determines you are eligible.
As a comprehensive mental health provider, we offer a wide spectrum of therapies and treatments.
Medication. If necessary, psychotropic medications may be used in conjunction with treatment.
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia5501 Old York RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19141215-951-8300
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