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You are not alone, as many people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic occasion. Approximately 6% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with PTSD at some point, according to the National Center for PTSD. The good news is that with proper treatment, many find recovery. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we solve unmet needs by providing PTSD treatment. Sometimes, when PTSD symptoms exist, it can feel like a crisis, which is why we offer crisis care that has 24/7 admission.

What We Treat: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Some people may develop PTSD after experiencing a scary or dangerous event. People can expect fear following a traumatic event, but sometimes, these emotions continue or worsen with time. People with PTSD may continue to feel anxious or stressed even when danger is no longer present. 

How We Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at SUN Behavioral Health Delaware

The best way to improve PTSD symptoms is by receiving treatment. This treatment often includes psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of both, and a mental health professional can find the best treatment plan for an individual's unique needs and symptoms. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we offer no-cost care assessments that allow you to meet with a representative as they develop your treatment plan. We will work with you, your doctors, and any assessments you have had to determine the best course of action for your individual needs. Our mental health services include inpatient and outpatient programming for PTSD. 

Inpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Delaware

Our mental health inpatient is available for adults and adolescents, and people typically stay at our facility for 7-14 days. 

Outpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Delaware

When it comes to our outpatient programming, we offer mental health partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) for adults Monday through Friday. At this time, we only provide mental health PHP for adolescents.

Veteran PTSD Treatment

Many veterans find a combination of therapy and medication to be effective in treating PTSD symptoms. Psychotherapy options often include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as they can help change thoughts and beliefs that may be related to PTSD symptoms. 


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Causes

Any traumatic experience can result in the development of PTSD. These events may include war, sexual assault, abuse, natural disasters, or a car accident. They can also develop at any point after the event, and many people develop symptoms months or years afterward. 


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms and Diagnosis\

Typically, a psychiatrist or psychologist will diagnose someone with PTSD. Symptoms usually have to last longer than 1 month and interfere with one's daily life. The symptoms also cannot be related to substance use, physical health, or mental health disorders. They also might have the following: 1 re-experiencing symptom, 1 avoidance symptom, 2 arousal and reactivity symptoms, and 2 cognition and mood symptoms. 

An example of a re-experiencing symptom may include flashbacks, while an avoidance symptom may consist of avoiding places that provide reminders of the experience. Arousal and reactivity symptoms include being quickly startled or feeling tense, and cognition and mood symptoms include having negative thoughts about the world and having feelings of fear or shame.

PTSD Symptoms in Children

Children and teens can have symptoms similar to adults, but they can also have the following symptoms:

  • Forgetting how to talk
  • Being unusually clingy
  • Acting out a scary event
  • Wetting the bed
  • Being disruptive, disrespectful, or destructive
  • Having thoughts of revenge

Get Help for PTSD Treatment at SUN Behavioral Delaware Today!

SUN Behavioral Health Delaware solves unmet needs in Georgetown, DE. People with PTSD may also develop additional conditions that exist alongside the disorder, known as co-occurring disorders, and we can help you treat both at the same time. For more information, call us at 302-604-5600


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21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE, 19947

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