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  • Post-Trauma

    If you or someone you care about is experiencing two or more of these symptoms please call our office at 301.984.9791 to schedule a first appointment.

    Symptoms of post-trauma fall into three main categories:

    Reliving the event:

    • Flashback episodes
    • Recurring disturbing memories of the event
    • Consistent nightmares of the event

    Avoidance

    • Emotional detachment from society
    • Acute memory loss
    • Having a lack of motivation
    • Showing less of your moods
    • Social anxiety
    • Lack of self-assurance

    Arousal

    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Overreacting to events that startle you
    • Having a of hyper sensitivity of surroundings
    • Experience of mood swings
    • Insomnia

    Post-Trauma

    Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event or repeating events such as an accident, violent act, physically abuse, sexual assault, war or even a natural disaster. Immediately following the event a person is likely to experience shock and denial. Longer-term reactions can include but are not limited to impulsive emotions, reliving the traumatic event and strained relationships. A person can have flashbacks of the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time. An individual can at times also experience physical symptoms such as recurring headaches and feelings of nausea.  Having these feelings can be normal at times, however when these feelings cause difficulty moving on with life, professional help may be necessary.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an emotional illness that can develop after exposure to a terrible event or living through a terrifying experience that results in psychological trauma. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror. Families of victims can also develop PTSD, as can emergency personnel and rescue workers.

    Warning signs that indicate the need for treatment:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
    • Recurring thoughts from the trauma interfering with everyday life
    • Changes in eating patterns
    • Inability to create or maintain relationships
    • Feeling awkward or nervous in social situations

    Making an appointment is simple

    Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to helping you.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314