Identifying the Signs of PTSD in Men

Sep 12, 2022 | Rehab

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a disorder developed after a trauma experienced by an individual at some point in their life. When this trauma lingers with them for a long time, that’s when PTSD is developed. PTSD can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, men are less likely to identify this disorder easily. 

However, men do display a few symptoms of PTSD. Let’s take a look at how these signs can be identified. 

Symptoms and Treatment for PTSD in Men

PTSD is usually an anxiety-related disorder developed due to experiencing traumatic events like: 

  • A terrorist attack
  • Mugging 
  • Sexual, verbal, or physical abuse 
  • A car or road accident 
  • Any natural disaster 

Several people witness or experience such traumatic events but not everyone can get over it with time. Especially men as they fail to recognize the signs of the disorder and seek treatment on time. Hence, to avoid delaying treatment, one can look for the following signs of PSTD in men:

  • Feeling helpless or ashamed 
  • Constantly preparing themselves for future trauma 
  • Dissociating 
  • Having flashbacks 
  • Being hyper-vigilant 
  • Uncontrollable emotions 
  • Extreme loneliness or isolation 

If you feel you’re going through any of these troubles, consider consulting a therapist for help. If left untreated, PTSD can lead to developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Thus, approach a rehab center and treat PTSD before it goes out of hand. A few recommended treatments are: 

  • Nutritional therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Wilderness therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Dialectal behavior therapy 

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At Taylor Recovery, we have expert therapists who can help men deal with PTSD and treat any other issues associated with the disorder. 
Our therapists are happy to help the residents of Fort Worth, Texas. Contact us now to get more details about our treatment programs.