Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Individuals with PTSD suffer from symptoms that show they are experiencing some aspects of the trauma again, such as:

  • flashback episodes, where a traumatic past event seems to be happening again and again
  • repeated upsetting memories or nightmares of the event
  • strong uncomfortable emotional reactions to situations that remind you of the event

They may also show a pattern of avoidance or detachment from their own experience, such as:

  • avoiding any possible reminders of the traumatic event
  • feeling detached or emotionally numb or empty
  • inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
  • loss of interest in normal activities or feeling they have no future

Individuals with PTSD also show a pattern of increased watchfulness or vigilance, as in:

  • feeling always on guard, watchful for danger
  • startling easily or strongly
  • feeling agitated or highly stressed
  • having outbursts of anger or trouble falling or staying asleep

If difficulties began after you experienced an event that threatened the life or safety of you or others close to you, you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.


A careful assessment is the first step on your path forward. We realize how hard it can be to talk about your experiences. It brings up such difficult feelings – exactly the feelings you are trying to avoid.  We will take the time you need to tell us in your own way and on your own schedule.  You may need time to develop a sense of trust before you can begin your story. That’s fine too. We will work together with you to get to the bottom of it.  If you are also concerned about learning and thinking processes, you may want a complete neuropsychological assessment. Learn more.


Even if you have suffered from PTSD for years, you can find relief.  At the NeuroDevelopment Center, you have many options for treatment, so that you can find the approach that is right for you. Individual psychotherapy, including cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, can be effective. For kids, treatment would also involve family therapy so that parents can work with their child to help them recover. Biofeedback is often helpful, including HRV biofeedback or neurofeedback.  Learn more.  

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