Desensitization and Associated Problems
The Trauma Treatment Center, formerly known as the psychiatric trauma center is a short term, sliding-scale emergency treatment center for adults suffering from traumatic injuries. The trauma centers are designed to give the patients a comprehensive, round-the-clock, comprehensive clinical care with a focus on dealing with the underlying cause of the trauma. The trauma centers are staffed by licensed mental health and trauma specialists, along with social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. They provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive services to the patients, to assist in their rapid recovery and follow-up care.
One of the most common treatments provided at the trauma treatment centers is the use of structured trauma treatment including both psychotherapy and physical therapy. A significant part of this treatment is the use of medications. The goal of the trauma treatment is to help the patient to regain control over their life and function normally while they are recuperating from their injuries or illnesses.
The trauma treatment includes many aspects of counseling and behavioral therapy to deal with the underlying causes of the stress that leads to the condition. It also includes courses in nutrition, family, and marriage therapy, as well as stress management. In addition, pre-trauma support is offered such as information on self-care, how to handle emergencies, and resources available to family members. Another part of the pre-trauma care is the provision of desensitization. This is done through exposure to the danger, through listening to music or to horror films, or any other activity that may be associated with the subject matter of the trauma treatment. While the aim of desensitization is to help the patient cope with the fear of having another attack, it is important to realize that the patients are still capable of experiencing the fear and the trauma when they are faced with the situation again.
There has been a lot of research evidence on the effectiveness of trauma treatment for patients who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder. Most of the research evidence supports the view that individuals who have experienced trauma tend to have a diminished risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD in the future. Those who have experienced an attack tend to experience stronger symptoms and suffer longer periods of disability than people who have not had an attack. People who have had a traumatic event also tend to require longer periods of counseling and require higher levels of emotional support, which can be extremely difficult for someone who has never experienced trauma in the past.
During the initial consultation with the physician or psychologist that is treating your trauma, you will be asked questions regarding your history of mental health care, any previous attacks, and any traumatic experiences you may have had. These questions are designed to determine the types of treatments that are available for you; whether psychotherapy, medications, exercise, or some type of holistic treatment would work best for you. The purpose of the initial consultation is to determine if you are a good candidate for either psychotherapy or medication or if you would benefit from a more extensive treatment plan. Your primary care physician or psychologist should be able to give you the information you need to decide which type of treatment would be best for you and your traumatic experiences.
During your initial evaluation, it is important to remember to remain calm and do not panic. Do not give up hope if you are experiencing an attack because everyone goes through moments of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and feeling like a victim. The trauma treatment process begins with a thorough physical examination where the doctor will check on your vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate, to rule out any medical causes for your symptoms. If the doctor finds a medical cause for your symptoms, then he or she will work with your primary care physician or psychologist to find the most effective treatment plan for you. This may involve psychotherapy or medications, depending on the severity of your Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the root cause of your symptoms.