Experiencing a traumatic event or having distressing memories about something in your past can have a negative impact on your life. The mental health care specialists at Magnolia Counseling Clinic in Batesville, Mississippi, are here for you. The team has the expertise to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), ease unpleasant symptoms, and help your quality of life return. Call the friendly office staff to learn more or use the online scheduling tool.

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What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops after witnessing—or having been in — a traumatic life event. For some, PTSD can emerge quickly after the trauma. For others, it might not occur for months and sometimes years.

How is PTSD diagnosed?

Though you might experience a stress reaction immediately after a traumatic event, you can’t be diagnosed with PTSD until you show symptoms that have lasted for at least a month or longer.

To find out if you have PTSD and to have a customized treatment plan developed for you, the Magnolia Counseling Clinic practitioners review your medical history and ask questions to learn about your past traumatic life events.

During your psychiatric assessment, your provider examines and evaluates your thoughts, emotions, moods, and behavioral patterns. Once you have an accurate diagnosis, the team tailors a treatment designed to meet your needs and help you feel better.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Distressing memories
  • Constant fear or worry
  • Substance misuse
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you experience any of these symptoms, or if your symptoms aren’t on this list, but you think you might be dealing with PTSD, call the specialists at Magnolia Counseling Clinic right away to get the treatment you need. The team has the expertise to help alleviate your symptoms, help you feel better emotionally, and reduce your chance of developing PTSD-related complications.

What are the risk factors for PTSD?

Risk factors for developing PTSD include:

  • Military combat
  • Physical, mental, or sexual abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Long-lasting trauma
  • Being a first responder
  • Lacking healthy social support systems
  • Family history of mental health issues
  • Substance abuse

When you meet with your medical professionals at Magnolia Counseling Clinic, your information stays confidential.

How is PTSD treated?

Magnolia Counseling Clinic offers several treatments to help you feel better.

You can trust the professionals to develop the right plan for you.

To learn more about treatment for PTSD, call Magnolia Counseling Clinic today or book an appointment online.