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PTSD

Post-traumatic stress syndrome, or PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder that develops in people exposed to a dangerous or scary situation. At Excel Psychiatry in Winter Garden, FL we offer a variety of treatments to help manage your PTSD and help you live life to its fullest. Call the office to schedule a virtual telepsychiatry appointment or book one online today.

 

What is PTSD?

Though our bodies produce a natural fight-or-flight response and recover after the traumatic situation, some patients may continue to experience symptoms for much longer.

Trained psychiatrists and licensed psychotherapists who have experience with mental disorders can diagnose PTSD. Patients of all ages can develop PTSD and, depending on the severity of symptoms, are unable to carry out daily activities and experience a rapid decline in quality of life. They may experience:

  • an increase in stress

  • bad dreams

  • recurring nightmares and flashbacks

  • increase in heart rate

  • sweating

  • avoiding crowded places or events

  • easily startled

  • tense

  • memory loss

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