If you’ve been through a past traumatic event and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), board-certified adult psychiatrist Uzma Zafar, MD, and her team at Axis Psychiatry in Las Vegas, Nevada, are here for you. They take a biopsychosocial approach to care, offering counseling and medication to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or requesting one online to learn more.
PTSD is a mental health disorder triggered by terrifying events, such as trauma, abuse, or military combat. You might experience nightmares, flashbacks, or anxiety with PTSD and have problems at school, work, or in relationships. PTSD treatment helps improve symptoms and your quality of life.
PTSD symptoms, which might appear months or even years after a traumatic event, can include:
At the first sign of PTSD or another mental health disorder like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, see Dr. Zafar and her team for an evaluation and treatment.
Your risk of PTSD increases with:
Not everybody experiences PTSD after a traumatic event, but if you’re at risk, see the Axis Psychiatry team at the first sign of symptoms.
If you suspect you have PTSD, Dr. Zafar meets with you to discuss your symptoms and medical history. She completes a physical exam and comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to diagnose PTSD or another mental health disorder then develops a treatment plan.
Your individualized PTSD treatment plan is based on your symptoms and their severity. Dr. Zafar might recommend one or more of the following:
Taking certain medications can help you better cope with PTSD by reducing symptoms. Dr. Zafar works with you to find a medication regimen that fits your needs and monitors you to make dosage adjustments as needed.
Psychotherapy, or counseling, is talk therapy that helps you cope with symptoms and situations you encounter during everyday activities. Dr. Zafar takes a biopsychosocial approach to care, offering cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization, and more. She tailors each treatment to your individualized needs.
Don’t let PTSD negatively affect your life. Call the Axis Psychiatry office or book online today to get help alleviating symptoms and improving your quality of life.