Understanding Trauma Treatment
The Trauma Treatment Center is primarily a short term, sliding-scale medical treatment service for adult patients. The center incorporates the incorporation of EMDR with cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. NIP trauma professionals are certified mental health practitioners trained in EMDR based on their years of experience in working with individuals suffering from mental health disorders. They offer a comprehensive range of comprehensive trauma treatment and other specialty services to meet the needs of all trauma victims.
When an adult is in the process of undergoing trauma treatment, one of the first things the therapist will do is assess the severity of the trauma and determine the appropriate interventions for each patient. This includes assessing traumatic life experiences and dysfunctional states such as anxiety, anger, stress, and unresolved conflicts. The traumatic event will dictate the types of therapies that are required for the patient. Common interventions used in the trauma treatment center include psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, interpersonal counseling, and social skills training.
For those adults who have had a history of abusive sexual behaviors, are experiencing PTSD, or have some other type of trauma including accidents or abuse, a trauma treatment center might also recommend drug therapy. In the treatment of this condition, drug therapy can help reduce the symptoms of PTSD and other psychological issues associated with trauma. In the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment of trauma, the therapy focuses on decreasing emotional distress, improving interpersonal functioning, increasing confidence and coping skills, reducing avoidance behaviors, rebuilding relationships, and increasing coping skills. Some common medication used in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment of trauma is HRT (hormone replacement therapy), including topical anesthetics and antidepressants.
Many researchers believe that people are able to handle minor traumas and are able to function quite well. However, there are those who experience recurring or chronic trauma, sometimes resulting from accidents or abuse, that bring about post-traumatic stress disorders. Trauma can bring about symptoms of panic attacks, depression, irritability, insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares, and feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. These feelings can have a profound effect on a person’s life. For this reason, it is imperative that trauma is treated correctly and that appropriate trauma treatment is used. For this purpose, there are many scientific rating systems available that can be used to determine the level of trauma and its severity.
According to the American Psychological Association, “There is an abundance of research evidence that supports the effectiveness of psychological and behavioral therapies for the treatment of trauma and chronic illnesses. Many researchers believe that people recover from traumatic experiences if the symptoms of that trauma are treated effectively and if that trauma is managed effectively.” According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Post-traumatic stress disorders may result from a rape or child abuse, natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes, or medical or social disorders. Some researchers believe that post-traumatic stress disorder may also result from a medical diagnosis such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or cancer.”
In order for trauma to be effectively treated, trauma survivors and their loved ones need to work closely with their psychologists and therapists to explore the events leading up to the trauma. This will allow family members to address the issues that they feel may have contributed to the development of PTSD. The aim of trauma therapy is to help the patient deal with the emotional distress of the trauma as well as work on building their ability to function in the workplace, society, and their personal lives. If you or someone you know has been or is experiencing trauma, please contact a local licensed professional who deals specifically with PTSD. Trauma therapy can be a life-altering experience, but with the help of a qualified therapist, one can get over their trauma and get back to living their life to the fullest.