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EFFECTS OF UNTREATED POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

There are occasions when we all feel frightened or anxious, particularly if involved in a shocking or traumatic incident. This is due to the fact that fear is a natural response to danger and our “fight or flight” instinct kicks-in when faced with a dangerous situation. However, some people find it impossible to overcome trauma to the extent that they are unable to function in daily life because of the crippling symptoms of PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is usually associated with people returning from active duty in the military although it affects many from all backgrounds. The kind of traumatic events that can trigger PTSD in an individual include the following:

  • Plane crashes
  • The sudden death of a loved one
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Kidnapping
  • Child neglect
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Combat

Effects of Untreated Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

When you find it hard to think about anything other than a recent traumatic event or incident and are struggling to cope, there is help at hand. Many people with PTSD find themselves isolated from others in their illness, mainly because they do not understand what is happening to them. PTSD is not a conscious condition in that there is no amount of willpower that can overcome the dark thoughts associated with the illness. Treatment offers a vital lifeline to people struggling with PTSD and also prevents the following long-term health problems developing including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Weak immunity
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Social isolation
  • Loss of ability to function at work or school
  • Problems in close personal relationships, separation, and divorce
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Declining physical health

CASA Recovery Treats Mental Illness in Southern California

If you are struggling to cope after an event that has left you traumatized, CASA Recovery offers the healing you need. Our mental health rehabilitation center in San Juan Capistrano, CA is set in beautiful surroundings that create a soothing and comfortable environment where you can overcome PTSD. Learn how to respond to difficult events in healthy ways that protect your mental health for a more fulfilling future. Contact CASA Recovery in confidence for a discreet consultation.

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