Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Clinical Research located in Flowood, MS

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder services offered in Flowood, MS

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can set in after you’ve lived through or witnessed a shocking, life-changing event. At Precise Research Centers in Flowood, Mississippi, Joseph Kwentus, MD, oversees research trials for the latest treatments for PTSD to help you manage symptoms and live a more normal, healthy life. Call today to learn if you’re a candidate or use this website to fill out the online form.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Q&A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with members of the armed forces who experience combat, but the condition isn’t exclusive to them. It can affect anyone following a traumatic event. 

Examples of events that can lead to PTSD include:

  • Being in a war zone
  • Natural disasters like hurricanes
  • Sexual assaults
  • Seeing someone die
  • Auto accidents
  • Home invasions

PTSD can also develop as a result of ongoing trauma like child or spousal abuse.

What are the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder causes symptoms that can be categorized as intrusive memories, negative changes in thinking and mood, avoidance, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Not everyone experiences PTSD the same way. 

Symptoms of PTSD can change over time but could include:

  • Flashbacks (reliving the traumatic event)
  • Nightmares or recurrent memories of the trauma
  • Avoiding talking about the trauma or reminders of it
  • Depression and feelings of hopelessness
  • Memory problems
  • Feeling detached from friends and family
  • Relationship challenges
  • Emotional numbness
  • Being easily startled
  • Always being alert for danger
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability and angry outbursts
  • Aggressive behavior

People with PTSD sometimes experience survivor’s guilt; they obsess over why they survived a traumatic event while others didn’t.

These symptoms interfere with your ability to live a normal life. You may have trouble holding down a job or maintaining relationships.

What treatments can help with post-traumatic stress disorder?

If you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, you’re eligible to enter a clinical trial at Precise Research Centers. These trials test the efficacy of the most innovative treatments for your disorder and cost you nothing. 

The trials include a drug that helps you manage symptoms as well as support from the caring clinical team. You may receive counseling and behavioral therapy in addition to medications. Costs related to your travel are reimbursed. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reach out to Precise Research Centers to see about eligibility for the next clinical trial. Call today or fill out the online form on this website so a staff member can reach out to you.