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Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
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I really need someone to talk to about my ptsd from abuse.

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I really need someone to talk to about my ptsd from abuse. There is no one that can see me locally and so I'm wondering if I can get help here. Thank you so much
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well, as a child I was abused and have suppressed memories. I keep having violent dreams where I wake up numb and unable to move. I was diagnosed with PTSD and am wondering where I should go for help.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

Well I would recommend that you consider going to a psychiatrist for treatment with a benzodiazepine or another sleep aid/anti-anxiety medication like Trazodone, Doxepin, or Seroquel to help you sleep better without the nightmares. And then I would recommend that you see a psychologist/therapist that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you process your past trauma and move forward from it.