Undergoing a traumatic life event can leave long-lasting, debilitating effects when not addressed. At DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC in Oak Park, Illinois, the outstanding behavioral health team diagnoses and treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to reduce crippling symptoms and balance your emotions. Schedule an in-person or virtual mental health evaluation by phone or request one online today.
PTSD, also called post-traumatic stress disorder, is a condition that affects your mental health and well-being. It stems from undergoing a traumatic life event, such as abuse, military combat, or being a first responder. PTSD can become worrisome, increasing the risk of suicidal thoughts, substance misuse, and a poor quality of life.
See the DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team if PTSD prevents you from being happy or productive.
PTSD can cause the following symptoms:
PTSD often interferes with relationships with family and friends, grades at school, or your performance at work.
Numerous traumatic experiences may lead to PTSD over time. Examples include:
What is considered traumatic varies from person to person. Not all trauma leaves lasting effects, but PTSD is common after trauma.
A mental health evaluation by the DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team screens you for PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions associated with past trauma. Your therapist meets with you in person or virtually to discuss your lifestyle, mental health history, past life events, medications, and treatment preferences.
DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC offers GeneSight® testing to determine which medicines are the best match (likely the most effective) based on your genes.
Your personalized PTSD treatment plan may include one or more of the following:
Meet with your therapist individually or as a couple, group, or family to overcome PTSD symptoms and get your life back on track. It’s common to participate in therapy for about an hour weekly or as needed.
Follow up with the DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team until you complete treatment, and call the office any time with questions.
Schedule an in-person or telehealth PTSD evaluation at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.