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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness 

 

 

 

PTSD is a real illness that needs to be treated.

Many people who have been through a frightening experience. It's not your fault and you don't have to suffer.

Read this and learn how to get help. You can feel better and get your life back!

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Here is one person's story:

"After I was attacked, I felt afraid, depressed, and angry all the time. I couldn't sleep or eat much. Even when I tried to stop thinking about it, I still had awful nightmares and memories.

"I was confused and didn't know where to go for help. A friend told me to call the doctor. My doctor helped me find a special doctor who knows about PTSD.

"I had to work hard, but after some helpful medication and therapy, I am starting to feel like myself again. I'm glad I made that first call to my doctor."


 

1. What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a real illness. People may get PTSD after livithrough a disturbing or frightening experience. It can be treated with medicine and therapy.

You can get PTSD after you have been:

  • Raped or sexually abused                                                                                        
  • Hit or harmed by someone in your family
  • A victim of a violent crime
  • In an airplane or car crash
  • In a hurricane, tornado, or fire
  • In a war,
  • In an event where you thought you might be killed, or
  • After you have seen any of these events.

If you have PTSD, you often have nightmares or scary thoughts about the experience you went through.

You try to stay away from anything that reminds you of your experience.

You may feel angry and unable to trust or care about other people. You may always be on the lookout for danger.

You can feel very upset when something happens suddenly or without warning.

2. When does PTSD start and how long does it last?

For most people, PTSD starts within about three months of the event. For some people, signs of PTSD don't show up until years later.

PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Even children can have it.

Some people get better within six months, while others may have the illness for much longer.

3. Am I the only person with this illness?

No. You are not alone. In any year, 5.2 million Americans have PTSD.

4. What can I do to help myself?

  • Talk to your doctor about the the experience that upset you.
    Tell you doctor if you have scary memories, if you feel sad, if you have trouble sleeping, or if you are angry all the time. Tell your doctor if these problems keep you from doing everyday things and living your life. You may want to show your doctor this booklet. It can help explain how you feel. Ask your doctor for a checkup to make sure you don't have some other illness.
  • Ask your doctor if he or she has helped people with PTSD.  Special training helps doctors treat people with PTSD. If your doctor doesn't have special training, ask for the name of a doctor or counselor who does.
  • Get more information. Call 1-866-615-6464 to have free information mailed to you.

You can feel better.

5. What can a doctor or counselor do to help me?

  • Doctor may give you medicine to help you feel less afraid and tense. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work.
  • Talking to specially trained doctor or counselors helps many people with PTSD. This is called "therapy." Therapy can help you work through your terrible experience.
  • Remember - you can get help now:
  • Talk to your doctor about the event and your feelings about it.
  • Call 1-866-615-6464. It is a free call. You will get free information about PTSD mailed to you.

To learn more go to:  Motor Vehicle Accidents, Job Injuries and PTSD

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Dr. Mike Shery who is the director of ACRS and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including: ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health, most auto and workers' compensation carriers and Beech Street.

  

He is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He a member of the American Counseling Association. The office is located in Cary, IL, near Crystal Lake and Algonquin, in southern McHenry County and, in select cases, phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally>Telephone Counseling.

 

To make an appointment, schedule yourself now; Click here:  Make appointment for Cary Office: Therapy and Counseling   Or, if you prefer, call Dr. Shery at 1-847-275-8236 and he'll schedule one for you on the spot. .

 

 

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