Traumatic events can take a significant emotional toll. Many people are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans. Other events, such as a car crash, rape, domestic violence or a violent crime can also result in PTSD.
While it's normal to have some anxiety after such an event, it usually goes away in time. But with PTSD, the anxiety is more intense and keeps coming back. The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with relationships and make it hard to cope with daily life. But it can be treated.
At Psychiatric Associates, we've helped many people overcome PTSD and other trauma-related challenges. Therapy, sometimes combined with medication, is typically very effective.
Call (319) 356-6352 to schedule an appointment, or use our online Request an Appointment form.