For PTSD with veterans who find themselves coming back from countries involved in conflict, readjusting to civilian life can be quite a challenge. Feelings of isolation, resentment and anger are just a few of the symptoms veterans cope with when trying to find their place in their own country and city. Of the hurdles many face with adjusting to civilian life, obtaining employment and retaining it, there is another underlying issue. Unfortunately many veterans find themselves unable to adjust to workplace issues as well as family life. The cause of this you may ask? The root cause is often PTSD or Post traumatic stress syndrome. Symptoms of PTSD with veteransrange from feelings of hopelessness, anger, horror and fear. While the range of symptoms varies, the cause of PTSD is said to arise from traumatic situations like war, sexual or physical abuse or any event which leaves the person in a state of trauma. Usually these symptoms cause the individual to be on a heightened state of alert or may trigger symptoms of depression and hopelessness. For the veterans who return from overseas, PTSD has become a reality for many.
Did you know that 7.8 million Americans suffer from PTSD in the United States? The odds of living through a traumatic event in your lifetime go up each year, to the point that up to 90% of the population will be exposed to a traumatic event at some point in their lifetime. Civilians as well as veterans are prone to PTSD. Thankfully, advances in medical science have helped many who suffer with PTSD through the use of antidepressants, group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. For veterans as well as civilians this can mean the difference between life and death. The goal of this therapy is to get people back to a healthy mental state.
Treatment for PTSD with veterans can be received at local VA Hospitals or in private facilities such as Mental Health Resources, along with civilians. Treatment can take months, sometimes years, depending on the patient and the level of care. While individual therapy and medication management are typically the first line of treatment, when this is not sufficient a higher level of care, such as intensive outpatient, may be indicated. Intensive outpatient programs are beneficial in the treatment of PTSD with veterans when traditional outpatient therapy does not provide the desired outcomes.
Because our treatment for depression and anxiety programs rely on evidence based practices, our Intensive Outpatient Program shares many common methods with other successful treatment methods. The foundation of our treatment program for relies on the principles of the stages of change, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused treatment, skills training and identifying repetitive dysfunctional behavioral relationship patterns to promote recovery from depression and other mental health disorders. In fact, our Intensive Outpatient Program in Memphis, TN that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of these disorders in six peer reviewed treatment outcome studies.
Unfortunately, in Tennessee, about 3.7% of all adults will have serious thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, less half of all individuals with any mental illness in Tennessee will receive mental health treatment.
Our treatment center provides services to those who need more treatment than one hour a week, but less than 24 hour care, by providing three hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week, in an intensive outpatient setting. It is also important to keep in mind that women and men often experience depression differently and therefore the presence of depression may also appear differently based on gender. If you or a loved one is showing signs of depression or anxiety, including PTSD, they should be assessed by a trained mental health professional who can help design a treatment plan for depression that can result in recovery. Treatment for depression and anxiety can be highly successful. People who have completed our program have provide very high consumer satisfaction scores and reviews. Call us at 901-682-6136 to schedule an appointment.