Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Understanding, Treatment & Help
At Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital in Marysville WA, our interdisciplinary team is honored to provide the kind of high-quality care people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are looking for in the Seattle area.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a combination of mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms stemming from a past traumatic event. While individualized treatment can greatly help a person cope with the anxiety, flashbacks, and other symptoms common to the disorder, it is possible for the condition to become exacerbated at different moments in life.
Our mental health professional team encourages individuals and loved ones affected by PTSD to understand and recognize these moments so faster action can be taken in order to manage symptoms and ensure people receive timely and appropriate treatment.
Common Warning Signs of PTSD
Like other mental health disorders, PTSD affects people of all ages and backgrounds, and it doesn’t always present in exactly the same way—neither for different people nor for the same person at different times.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, be aware of these common signs of PTSD which could indicate a potential relapse or exacerbation of mental health disorder symptoms:
- Mood volatility
- An increased amount of drinking or other types of substance abuse
- Signs of depression become clearer
- A sudden lack of desire to participate in activities previously enjoyed, e.g., sports and leisure or therapy
- Social isolation
- Decreased energy; doing even typical tasks such as showering feels like a “chore”
- Generally feeling “stressed out” or overwhelmed
These signs and symptoms can be triggered by a variety of life events, including periods of increased stress or moments that mimic or bring back memories of the trauma which precipitated the PTSD in the first place.
Having a plan of action in place for when these signs of PTSD are recognized can ensure the person experiencing them gets the help he or she needs. Individual treatment varies but may include individual or group therapy (in both inpatient and outpatient settings), medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these and other approaches.
PTSD Therapy in Marysville WA
If you live in the Seattle area and are wondering if you or your loved one needs post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, contact Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital at (360) 651-6400. We’d be happy to help you and your loved ones learn how to manage PTSD with greater autonomy and emp
3955 156th Street Northeast
Marysville, WA 98271
Call Us 24/7 at: (360) 651-6400
From I-5 , take exit 206 onto 172nd St NE.
Head east on 172nd St NE.
Turn right onto Smokey Point Blvd.
Head south on Smokey Point Blvd for 1 mile.
Turn left onto 156th St NE.
Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital is on the left.
Please note that Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital is located on the east side of I-5. Google Maps will take you to the west side of I-5.