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PTSD Treatment

Do you actively avoid situations that remind you of past traumas to the point where it disrupts your daily life?

You are not alone, as many people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic occasion. Approximately 6% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with PTSD at some point, according to the National Center for PTSD. The good news is that with proper treatment, many find recovery. At SUN Behavioral Health Columbus, we solve unmet needs by providing PTSD treatment. Sometimes, when PTSD symptoms exist, it can feel like a crisis, which is why we offer crisis care with 24/7 admission. 

What We Treat: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Some people may develop PTSD after experiencing a scary or dangerous event. People can expect fear following a traumatic event, but sometimes, these emotions continue or worsen with time. People with PTSD may continue to feel anxious or stressed even when danger is no longer present. 

How We Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at SUN Behavioral Health Columbus

The best way to improve PTSD symptoms is by receiving treatment. This treatment often includes psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of both, and a mental health professional can find the best treatment plan for an individual's unique needs and symptoms. At SUN Behavioral Health Columbus, we offer no-cost care assessments that allow you to meet with a representative as they develop your treatment plan. We will work with you, your doctors, and any assessments you have had to determine the best course of action for your individual needs. Our mental health services include inpatient and outpatient treatment. 

Inpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Columbus

Our inpatient treatment provides mental health crisis stabilization for children, adolescents, and adults. The typical stay is 7-14 days.

Outpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Columbus

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the highest level of mental health outpatient and runs from 9 AM until 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. PHP is available for both adolescents and adults. Our daytime intensive outpatient (IOP) is available Monday through Friday for 3 hours a day. Both adolescents and adults can participate in our IOP. We also offer an evening IOP for adults that runs for 3 hours a day, 3 evenings a week. Topics included during our outpatient programming include processing groups, goals groups, coping skills, stress, time management, and rec therapy.

Veteran PTSD Treatment

Many veterans find a combination of therapy and medication to be effective in treating PTSD symptoms. Psychotherapy options often include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as they can help change thoughts and beliefs that may be related to PTSD symptoms.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Causes

Any traumatic experience can result in the development of PTSD. These events may include war, sexual assault, abuse, natural disasters, or a car accident. They can also develop at any point after the event, and many people develop symptoms months or years afterward.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Typically, a psychiatrist or psychologist will diagnose someone with PTSD. Symptoms usually have to last longer than 1 month and interfere with one's daily life. The symptoms also cannot be related to substance use, physical health, or mental health disorders. They also might have the following: 1 re-experiencing symptom, 1 avoidance symptom, 2 arousal and reactivity symptoms, and 2 cognition and mood symptoms. 

An example of a re-experiencing symptom may include flashbacks, while an avoidance symptom may consist of avoiding places that provide reminders of the experience. Arousal and reactivity symptoms include being quickly startled or feeling tense, and cognition and mood symptoms include having negative thoughts about the world and having feelings of fear or shame. 

PTSD Symptoms in Children

Children and teens can have symptoms similar to adults, but they can also have the following symptoms:
  • Forgetting how to talk
  • Being unusually clingy
  • Acting out a scary event
  • Wetting the bed
  • Being disruptive, disrespectful, or destructive
  • Having thoughts of revenge
  • Feeling guilty for not preventing an injury or death


Getting Started With PTSD Treatment in Columbus, Ohio

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SUN Behavioral Columbus

900 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH, 43229

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