Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect anyone who experiences or witnesses a highly traumatic event. While it is commonly associated with those returning from military service, any instance in which one experiences physical or emotional distress can bring on associated symptoms of PTSD, trauma disorders, and stress disorders.
Overwhelming memories of the event and the extreme fear associated with the trauma can hang on for months and cause chronic nightmares and physical and emotional strain. Dr. Mapatwana is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her skilled combination of therapy and pharmacology support helps patients cope with the lingering effects of traumatic situations, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Mapatwana works closely with patients and their families to manage the side effects of trauma. Often the imprint left by the ordeal cannot be ignored and PTSD sufferers may struggle with a perpetual sense of fear and recurring panic attacks for some time after the event has passed. Many people suffer with the effects of trauma for years, and feel too fearful or ashamed to seek help. There is no reason to be ashamed or afraid of treating trauma conditions, and Dr. Mapatwana has the skills and knowledge to safely guide you through your journey.
She encourages open discussion of experiences and expression of complex feelings by creating an environment of non-judgmental, therapeutic support. Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a gradual process of recovery. Dr. Mapatwana will lend the insight and support you need to make progress each day and reconnect with your loved ones. In time you will discover a renewed sense of peace and enjoyment in daily life and look forward to the future.