Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) in Dover, Delaware, was the initial home destination for a large percentage of soldiers who went to war over the past decade. To serve in the military is difficult for many stationed at DAFB, whether or not they were deployed to war zones around the world, but this fact alone may have increased issues of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse among those working at the base. Civilian workers too may have been negatively impacted by this issue, making the problems of PTSD and substance abuse a community-wide problem.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Issues like PTSD do not strike only those who work for the military. Anyone in Dover, DE, may struggle with the disorder if they experience a trauma or live through a traumatic event such as:
- Natural disaster
- Terrorist attack
- Sexual or physical abuse
Symptoms will vary in type and severity from patient to patient, so it’s extremely important for those who struggle with the disorder to get an initial evaluation to identify all symptoms that are problematic, allowing the therapeutic team to craft a directed treatment program.
Patience and Comprehensive Treatment
The key to success in recovery from a mental health disorder is patience and a comprehensive treatment plan that is designed to address the individual obstacles challenging the patient. Family members and patients alike must understand that nothing changes overnight, but with intensive treatment that is monitored regularly and updated as needed, it is possible to learn how to mitigate the experience of disruptive symptoms, process the associated trauma, and learn how to manage the remaining issues.
Learn more about what you and your family member can expect from a mental health treatment program today when you contact us at the phone number listed above. We’re standing by to assist you.