Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment At ORC

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 8, 2024

Living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make you feel stuck in the past, but treatment can help you move forward and live the satisfying life you deserve. ORC offers a compassionate, comprehensive approach to recovery from this common disorder.

PTSD causes recurring feelings of dread, panic, and intense fear. A stressful experience, such as sexual assault, combat, a mass shooting, or a natural disaster, can result in trauma leading to PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD can interfere with your daily life, hurting your relationships and reducing your overall quality of life.

Ohio Recovery Center’s multidisciplinary, holistic approach to treating PTSD involves the latest evidence-based treatment methods and supportive services so that you can regain a sense of peace and wellness in your day-to-day life. 

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Our PTSD Treatment Program

Ohio Recovery Center offers primary residential mental health treatment for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder, with the average stay lasting 14 to 18 days.

Our 55-acre campus in the scenic countryside of northwest Ohio provides an ideal setting for restoring and strengthening your mental health and well-being.  

Therapy takes place in individual and group settings, and peer support groups are also provided to further connect with and learn from other people living with trauma.

Wellness and social activities will round out your day, including hiking, sports, yoga, meditation, karaoke, and movie nights. At the end of the day, retreat to your cozy accommodations in one of our gender-separate cottages.

As you near program completion, your care team and aftercare coordinator will help ensure that you have all the resources you need as you return home.

Your individualized treatment plan, based on an assessment by our psychiatric team, may begin with stabilization services if required. Other treatment options include proven-effective therapies for PTSD, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure interventions, as well as medication management.

Medication

Various prescription drugs can reduce your PTSD symptoms while you receive other treatment options. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and antipsychotics may be prescribed to treat PTSD.

Residential mental health programs often provide medication management services, allowing you to be monitored while using a prescription to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is effective in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions, including PTSD. Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, counselors, and social workers may provide therapy sessions. 

Various types of psychotherapy can help reduce PTSD symptoms, including:

Any or all of these psychotherapies may be used in your PTSD treatment program.

Other Treatment Options

Other treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder may include practicing mindfulness exercises and attending support groups

If you experience a co-occurring mental health disorder alongside PTSD, such as an anxiety disorder or depression, finding a treatment program that offers dual diagnosis care can help ensure that you get the treatment you need.

Learn About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD revolves around a traumatic experience in the past. A person living with PTSD may be in a safe environment yet still feel varying levels of unease, dread, panic, or fear if triggered.

PTSD involves aspects aside from the re-experiencing of a traumatic event. For some people, memories of the traumatic event have been blocked, making it difficult for them to understand what is causing their symptoms. People with PTSD might also avoid situations related to their trauma, react in unexpected ways, and experience other complications.

Types Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by unprocessed or untreated trauma. This usually involves experiencing a stressful life event yourself but can also involve witnessing such events.

Trauma can be caused by witnessing or experiencing the following:

  • combat
  • abusive relationships
  • sexual assault
  • natural disasters
  • near-death experiences
  • mass shootings

People in professions or services that deal with life-threatening situations, like law enforcement, military service, and emergency medical care, are prone to developing PTSD.

Diagnosis

To receive a PTSD diagnosis from a mental health professional, you must be experiencing symptoms that interfere with your daily life.

PTSD symptoms include:

  • re-experiencing symptoms (flashbacks or dreams related to the traumatic event)
  • avoidance symptoms (refusing to engage with situations or people that can cause triggers)
  • arousal and reactivity symptoms (sleep problems, trouble concentrating)
  • cognition and memory symptoms (overall negative thoughts, difficulty remembering the traumatic event)

Symptoms must also last for more than one month. The different aspects of PTSD separate it from other types of trauma and from similar conditions, such as anxiety disorders.

Signs Of PTSD

You or your loved ones may also notice common signs and side effects of PTSD.

These include:

  • mood swings
  • isolating from others
  • symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • memory problems
  • constant fatigue or trouble concentrating

The signs and side effects of PTSD can vary.

Risk Factors

If you experience a very stressful life experience, you are more likely to develop PTSD compared to those who do not. For example, combat veterans are more likely to develop PTSD than civilians. Women can be twice as likely to develop PTSD than men.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 6 percent of people will experience PTSD in their lifetimes, with only half seeking treatment.

In Ohio, this translates to over 700,000 residents with PTSD.

Find PTSD Treatment At Ohio Recovery Center

To learn more about our mental health care options for PTSD, please contact us today.

  1. American Psychiatric Association — What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd/what-is-ptsd
  2. National Alliance on Mental Illness — Posttraumatic Stress Disorder https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions/Posttraumatic-Stress-Disorder
  3. National Institute of Mental Health — Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) https://www.samhsa.gov/mental-health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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