Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Do You Experience Any of These Common PTSD Symptoms?

  • Flashbacks, or reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time
  • Upsetting dreams about the traumatic event
  • Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Avoiding activities you once enjoyed
  • Hopelessness about the future
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty maintaining close relationships

If so, it’s time to put a stop to P.T.S.D. and regain control over your life

Understand that you are not alone

The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), estimated the lifetime prevalence of PTSD among adult Americans to be 6.8%. Women (10.4%) were more than twice as likely as men (5%) to have PTSD at some point in their lives (4).

PTSD among children and adolescents

To date, no population-based epidemiological study has examined the prevalence of PTSD among children. However, studies have examined the prevalence of PTSD among high-risk children who have experienced specific traumatic events, such as abuse or natural disasters. Prevalence estimates from studies of this type vary greatly; however, research indicates that children exposed to traumatic events may have a higher prevalence of PTSD than adults in the general population.

Learn How PTSD Treatments Can Help YOU

Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of counseling. It appears to be the most effective type of counseling for PTSD.

Call for professional help TODAY

Steven J. Chen, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience working with over 5,000 individuals. He has been licensed since 1994 in the state of Utah and is in good standing with the licensing board and with the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He has served on the UPA board for many years and served as President of the UPA. He has a high rating from previous clients on online rating sites (See HealthGrades).

He is listed in the Psychologist Locator, in Psychology Today Online, in GoodTherapy, in Locate a Doc and many other online listing services.