Abuse and Trauma

Abuse and Trauma Treatment in Richardson, TX

One of the biggest myths about abuse and trauma is that a victim will “just get over it” with time. Both events involve a psychological, physiological, and emotional experience that alters the brain. Although one of the most common examples is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the fallout from abuse and trauma can impact every gender, every age group, and every socio-economic standing.

Additionally, abuse and trauma are also linked to addiction disorders. If you or a loved one has experienced an abusive or traumatic event and you want to be proactive to guard against the incident manifesting into addiction, please make an appointment today with our doctor who is board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and employs a multi-disciplinary treatment protocol consisting of medication management and counseling.

Trauma and Abuse in Children

It’s very common for a child who has experienced abuse and trauma in their life to close down and not want to speak about it. But that’s never healthy. Because their brains are still growing, an abusive or traumatic event can disrupt the brain’s growth and negatively impact expected milestones for healthy development.

In some cases, children will act out their anger in ways that don’t make sense to the adults around them, and the child then gets labeled as disruptive instead of receiving the compassionate care they need. Whether you know that the child you are caring for has been abused or traumatized, or you just suspect it, getting help from an adolescent psychiatrist in Richardson is the best thing you can do to help ensure a healthy transition into adulthood.

Different Approaches to Treatment

As mentioned, Texas Psychiatry Associates has a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. We provide group therapy for patients who feel most comfortable in a peer group as well as individualized counseling and medication management for individuals who are more comfortable in a one-on-one patient/doctor environment. But the main takeaway is that we are here to help you or a loved one get the help needed — whether it’s abuse and trauma treatment near you or any of the other specialty areas practiced in our Richardson location.

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