Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Understanding New Research and Treatment
When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.
Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.
This group is open to military veterans returning from war, and is designed to welcome service members home and help them heal with pastoral care, mentoring, and coaching.
Listen to this podcast to find out about CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how therapists use it to treat anxiety and related disorders.
Is your life being affected by memories of a past trauma?
Are you having recurring flashbacks or nightmares? Avoiding places or situations? Sleep problems? Emotional reactions tied to the trauma?
Many trauma survivors suffer for years after their traumatic experience.
You are between the ages of 18 and 65
You have experienced a serious traumatic event, such as rape, assault, combat, serious car accident, or a natural disaster.
You are currently experiencing symptoms such as unwanted thoughts or images about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, and feeling anxious or depressed.
Patients currently taking an antidepressant medication (for example, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Wellbutrin) are not eligible for this trial.
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Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks many people continue to struggle with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, most adults have accepted that we live in a new era of trying times. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, as well as explosions, and other traumatic events threaten our sense of safety and security, and they occur around the world on any given day. Adults often struggle with the effects of trauma, even though they understand them. But children react differently based on their personality, age, and circumstances.
Dr. Judith Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.
Judith Cohen, MD
Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.Listen