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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.
Belmont utilizes 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:
Belmont Behavioral Health’s 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, Belmont offers a wide spectrum of therapies and treatments.
Special treatment for addiction. For PTSD patients who also suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, Belmont offers co-occurring therapy.
Medication. If necessary, psychotropic medications may be used in conjunction with treatment.
Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
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