Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one reaction that people may have to a traumatic event. Such events may include combat, natural disaster, assault, or accidents, among other experiences. Adults and children can both be affected by PTSD.
Some common symptoms of PTSD may include:
- Nightmares, flashbacks, or unwanted memories of the event
- Avoidance of people/places/emotions that remind you of what happened
- Altered beliefs about yourself, others, and the world, leading to feelings of guilt and shame
- Physical symptoms such as racing heart, shortness of breath, and feeling keyed up or on edge
Treatment for PTSD includes talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both.
At Union Square Practice, Dr. Julia Vigna Bosson, Dr. Nicole Cooper, Dr. Kate Thacher, and Sara Frischer have extensive experience working with individuals with PTSD.
Some therapies they find effective for treating PTSD are:
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)