When to Seek Help for PTSD

If you or someone you love is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you may be curious to know when it is time to get help. Some individuals are hesitant about getting help for their PTSD, whether they feel they don’t need help or they don’t understand how help can benefit them. For further details related to when to get help for PTSD, just continue reading.

PTSD and the Military

Many military members and veterans struggle with PTSD. PTSD is a disorder that affects the primal part of the brain. There is no reasoning out of PTSD, so as soon as you experience symptoms, it is time to get help.

PTSD is caused by traumatic situations. Processing trauma is difficult, but it can be done with help from a therapist. Many service members are trained to be tough. Part of “being tough” is ignoring the symptoms of PTSD. However, ignoring these symptoms can make the condition more harmful to individuals and their loved ones.

Those who suffer from PTSD should also note that you can’t reason your way out of your feelings. Because PTSD affects the primal part of the brain, it cannot be fixed on its own. Your primal brain does not respond to logic. PTSD can be compared to a tiger attack, as in the person suffering from either cannot reason their way out of it.

If you’re unsure whether or not you have PTSD, the following list contains the symptoms of the disorder:

  • Involuntary flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Intense sadness
  • Fear
  • Anger or rage
  • Detachment
  • Distorted beliefs
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Depression
  • Reckless or self-destructive behavior
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Pounding heart
  • Nausea
  • Physical pain

To receive help for PTSD, contact Operation Rubix. At Operation Rubix, it is our goal to pair military members and veterans with mental health care resources. To learn more about our services, visit our website or give us a call at 941-330-4240.

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