Published on September 16, 2020

The Impact of Trauma-Induced PTSD on Veterans

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by witnessing an adverse event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

We at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center are proud to provide mental health services for our veterans. We address the unique challenges a veteran may face while keeping the treatment confidential in a therapeutic setting.

What Do Veterans Suffer from Most Often?

War veterans and active-duty members frequently suffer from post-traumatic stress symptoms, substance abuse, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. War veterans, children, and people who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse, accident, disaster, or other serious events may experience PTSD. Due to the current climate, many people have been affected adversely by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many are experiencing trauma symptoms, including frontline workers, first responders, and families who directly and indirectly faced tragedy and stress.

The National Center for PTSD estimates 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, and genetic predisposition may make some people more likely to develop PTSD than others.

Our goal is to address veteran health concerns through various interventions.

Treatment Modalities

Medication Management

Attending physicians collaborate with the client for medication adherence and achieving the patient's planned therapeutic outcome.

Individual Therapy

The client meets with a therapist on a one-on-one basis for personalized sessions. The sessions focus on developing self-awareness, using various treatment techniques, such as breathing and relaxation techniques, and addressing feelings of grief and loss.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapeutic treatment to assist in integrating traumatic memory with new information.

Group Therapy

Sessions involve one or more therapists working with small groups to develop interpersonal and communication skills, de-escalation techniques, and stress reduction.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse used in group and individual counseling.

Addiction Services

Addiction is a complex disease affecting brain function and behavior. We help our clients build a solid foundation of recovery using REBT, CBT, 12-Step Facilitation, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

How to Get Help? Numbers to call.

If in crisis, call 911 or 201.262.4357 (HELP)

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center - Access Center

800.730.2762

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800.273.8255

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline

800.273.8255

The Access Center

800.730.2762

  • Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Access Center assessments are free and confidential.
  • For life threatening emergency mental health issues, call 911.

FAQs Accessing Medical Detox, and Substance Abuse Rehab Services

FAQs Child Psychiatry Services

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