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PTSD services offered in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Florida and Broward County, Sunrise, FL

After an accident or other traumatic event, you may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common mental health disorder. At JM Psychiatry Inc, complete diagnostic evaluations are available to determine if your symptoms relate to PTSD or another medical condition. John Murdock, PMHNP, DNP, takes a personalized, holistic approach to managing PTSD in the long term. Dr. Murdock uses a combination of psychotherapy and medications to improve your mental health and support a high quality of life. Call the Sunrise, Florida office to schedule a PTSD consultation or book an appointment online today.


What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that affects your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. PTSD symptoms can start immediately after you experience or witness a traumatic event. However, they can also develop months or years later.

Common events that can trigger PTSD include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Severe stress
  • Auto accidents
  • Military service
  • Fire or natural disaster
  • Physical assault, or violence

You may also be at increased risk for PTSD after a diagnosis of a life-threatening medical condition or if you have a family history of PTSD.

JM Psychiatry Inc offers diagnostic evaluations and customized treatment plans for PTSD in the office and through the telemedicine platform. Dr. Murdock can manage PTSD conditions in adults.

When should I schedule a PTSD evaluation?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at JM Psychiatry Inc if you have symptoms of PTSD that interfere with your daily life and ability to care for yourself.

Symptoms of PTSD can include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Feelings of anxiousness or hopelessness
  • Recurrent and intrusive thoughts
  • Memory issues

You may also need an evaluation if you isolate yourself from people, places, or situations because they trigger or worsen PTSD symptoms.

Dr. Murdock provides comprehensive PTSD evaluations in-office and through telemedicine. He assesses your symptoms and the impact they have on your life. Based on your evaluation results, he creates a treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and help you better manage your thoughts and emotions.

How is PTSD treated?

Treatment for PTSD typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications.

During your psychotherapy sessions, Dr. Murdock helps you identify thoughts and behaviors that contribute to your PTSD symptoms. He provides resources to help you address negative patterns that make you feel anxious or isolated from others.

Medications for PTSD may include antidepressants or antianxiety drugs that ease your symptoms, boost your concentration, and make it easier to sleep.

Dr. Murdock closely monitors your progress with treatment over time to ensure your PTSD symptoms remain well controlled. He also provides medication management and counseling services so you can take your medications correctly.

Call JM Psychiatry Inc to schedule a PTSD consultation or book an appointment online today.