Millions of Americans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year, which is a psychiatric illness that results after an individual has endured massive trauma. Although the condition is not uncommon, many people are still unaware of how PTSD affects everyday life for patients.
Michele Rosenthal, a PTSD coach, recently announced that she will speak at the Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) Ssymposium on PTSD to educate others on the illness. Rosenthal has been living with PTSD for 25 years. She has made it a goal to help others struggling with the condition and teach loved ones how to handle PTSD patients.
Rosenthal believes that the key to managing PTSD is finding the right form of treatment. Counseling and medication all have different effects on patients. There is no cure for PTSD, but a combination of these types of treatments can have a positive impact on an individual’s health over time.
More than 7 million Americans suffer from PTSD every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Many individuals who have the condition fail to receive a diagnosis before they begin to show symptoms, such as nightmares and mood swings. Therapy can help patients manage PTSD in the future.