Surviving Can Lead to Thriving

Surviving Can Lead to Thriving

There’s never any shame in getting the help you need

One in ten people who experience a traumatic event develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Mark J. Hershman has the training necessary to address symptoms of PTSD and help you start enjoying life again.

Psychiatrists and psychologists first recognized PTSD as a serious problem in combat veterans of World War I. While many veterans experience PTSD today, they aren’t the only ones who deal with trauma.

A common misconception is that PTSD only affects people in the military, but that isn’t true. PTSD can stem from any kind of trauma, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Child abuse
  • Muggings
  • Sexual assault
  • Natural disasters
  • Severe injury
If you or a loved one are facing PTSD, contact Dr. Mark J. Hershman today to start down the road to recovery.

Recognizing PTSD in yourself and others

Traumatic events can shake you up a lot and leave you feeling lost for a while. If you or someone you know doesn’t seem to be able to get back on their feet, though, it might be time to consider seeking help. PTSD involves intense fear, helplessness and horror following a traumatic event that threatened death or serious injury.

If you think you or a loved one may have PTSD, look for these symptoms:

  • Reliving the trauma through flashbacks or nightmares
  • Avoiding people or places associated with the event
  • Feeling constantly on guard, irritable or irrationally angry
You aren’t alone. Call Dr. Mark J. Hershman today to speak to a professional about seeking a PTSD diagnosis.