Florida PTSD and Trauma Treatment Center

Trauma Therapy at Beachway Therapy Center

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions in America. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that roughly 7.7 million Americans suffer from PTSD, and that number is likely much higher when undiagnosed case numbers are considered. At Beachway Therapy Center, we understand how mental disorders like PTSD can negatively impact many aspects of a person’s life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Our mental health treatment programs are individualized for each patient following an initial assessment. We use a combination of traditional treatment and counseling and holistic care to treat conditions like PTSD and help facilitate healing.

Many people also suffer from trauma, which can occur from one single shocking or emotionally significant event or after a series of events. Like PTSD, trauma can lead to depression or anxiety, substance abuse disorders, and other debilitating behaviors. Individuals suffering from PTSD and trauma are often at the highest risk of developing alcohol or substance abuse problems because of the overwhelming need to make the unpleasant symptoms disappear.

PTSD and trauma are unpredictable disorders because the symptoms and behavior are often different in each case. Because of this, it’s important to seek specialized care from qualified professionals like those at Beachway, who have experience helping those with the disorder.

Is Trauma the Same as PTSD?

Trauma is different from PTSD and can impact individuals in ways that are completely unrelated to PTSD. PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop from traumatic events. Trauma can stem from various traumatic events, both singular and recurring, intentional and unintentional.

Some common traumatic events can include:

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Grief and loss:

Some experience trauma via grief and loss after the death of a friend, parent, child, or other family member(s), and they might cycle into deep depression or feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety.

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Trauma can result from sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse. People who were victims of bullying or dealt with verbal abuse or negative circumstances at home as a child might be suffering from unresolved trauma. Other examples of abuse include abandonment, neglect, sexual assault or harassment, or other sexual trauma.