Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

Violence, death, and other life traumas can severely affect your mental health and increase your risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, the experienced psychiatric team specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing PTSD symptoms. The providers offer personalized psychiatric therapy to help you understand your triggers. They can prescribe and manage medications you might need to ease anxiousness, intrusive thoughts, and other PTSD symptoms. Call the Encino or Pasadena, California, office today to schedule a consultation for post-traumatic stress disorder or request an appointment online.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Q & A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD is a mental health condition that begins weeks, months, or years after a traumatic event. You can develop PTSD symptoms if you experience the trauma directly or witness the event.

Situations that can trigger PTSD symptoms include:

  • Military combat service
  • Acts of violence
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Natural disasters
  • Car accidents
  • Deaths of loved ones

Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers compassionate care for PTSD, including comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and personalized treatment. The mental health specialists focus on reducing your symptoms’ severity and preventing complications that interfere with your relationships and quality of life.

When should I seek medical attention for post-traumatic stress disorder?

You can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you have persistent PTSD symptoms that last longer than two weeks. You also need an assessment if you have severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to care for yourself.

The symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiousness
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Overwhelming shame or guilt

The severity of PTSD symptoms can cause you to avoid certain people, places, and situations out of fear of reliving the trauma.

The providers offer psychiatric evaluations to assess your mental health and identify what triggers your PTSD symptoms. They tailor a treatment plan to your needs to provide lasting symptom relief.

How is post-traumatic stress disorder treated?

Your PTSD treatment focuses on relieving your symptoms and helping you cope with their effects on your life.

The Adelpha Psychiatric Group providers offer psychiatric therapy and medication to support your mental health and prevent worsening PTSD symptoms.


Psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) provide the tools to reduce your anxious response to PTSD triggers. Therapy also teaches you how to recognize your negative thoughts and behaviors so that you can make positive life changes.


If therapy isn’t enough to manage PTSD, you could be a candidate for antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs. The team provides medication management to ensure the medicines are effective against your existing PTSD symptoms and prevent new ones.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for PTSD or request an appointment online.