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PTSD services offered in Katy and Houston, TX


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who suffers a significant trauma. If you’re experiencing flashbacks and other PTSD symptoms, the clinical team at Nurocoach can help. Nurocoach has offices in Katy and Houston, Texas, as well as access to a nationwide network of highly skilled therapists via telehealth. With the Nurocoach team’s expert help, you can find relief from PTSD and enjoy a better quality of life. To find out more, call Nurocoach and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today. 

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect people who experience a traumatic event. People often associate PTSD with service personnel involved in armed conflicts, but many other traumas can trigger PTSD, including:

  • Acts of terrorism
  • Mass shootings
  • Sexual assault
  • Car accidents
  • Airplane or rail crashes
  • Natural disasters like floods
  • Fires

You might be involved in the event or witness it. PTSD symptoms may begin soon afterward or only surface years later.

What symptoms can PTSD cause?

PTSD symptoms vary because each person’s experience is unique. However, common problems include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nightmares
  • Depression
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Intrusive thoughts and memories
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Being easily startled
  • Anger and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Flashbacks

Flashbacks are a particularly common feature of PTSD. They usually occur when a sound or other trigger takes you back to the trauma, which you relive as though it was happening again.

Flashbacks can happen so suddenly and be so distressing that you might start avoiding triggers. People with PTSD often stop going out unless they have to in case they have a flashback or panic attack. You might avoid people, places, and anything else that reminds you of the trauma, isolating yourself.

Some people with PTSD self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to try and escape these feelings and memories, leading to problems with addiction.

How is PTSD treated?

The Nurocoach team provides diagnostics and effective treatments for people with PTSD. Each patient receives a treatment plan designed around their specific needs, which might include:

Talk therapies

Talk therapies are an effective way for you and your Nurocoach provider to evaluate your trauma and the negative thoughts it triggers.

Various forms of therapy can help with PTSD, including interpersonal psychotherapy (one-to-one analysis) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which help you change flawed thinking to healthier, more positive thoughts. Group therapy, where you meet other people with PTSD, provides invaluable mutual support.

Medications

Medications can help relieve anxiety, depression, and other PTSD symptoms. They’re most effective in combination with talk therapies.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a safe, effective treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression. It uses magnetic energy to restore proper functioning to parts of the brain affected by mental health problems. TMS can help your PTSD if medication and therapy aren’t producing significant improvements.

To find out more about relieving the burden of PTSD, call Nurocoach today or book an appointment online.