Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder entered the lexicon recently, and is seen often in soldiers who have returned from tours of duty. However, it can occur in anyone who has recently been through a traumatic situation. Assaults & abuse, kidnappings, car accidents, serious or life-threatening injuries are examples of situations that can cause the sufferer to develop post traumatic stress disorder.

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, include:

  • Flashbacks to the situation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Inability to move forward
  • Nightmares
  • Survivor’s guilt

How we can help

PTSD is a serious illness that should be dealt with as soon as symptoms are present. There are several therapeutic options that can help relieve the symptoms of those with PTSD.

A licensed therapist can discuss them with you. Insight Psychological has four offices in the Alberta – within Edmonton itself, in Red Deer, in Spruce Grove, and Calgary. Please call us today if you or a loved one is showing the symptoms of PTSD.