Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Specialist

Psychiatry and Counseling located in Ann Arbor, Clarkston, Fort Gratiot, Lansing, Monroe, Plymouth, Wayne, Wixom and Wyandotte, MI

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

If you’re one of the 12 million Americans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you can find compassionate, personalized care at Pure Psychiatry of Michigan. The experienced psychiatric specialists provide comprehensive evaluations and on-site lab testing to give you an accurate diagnosis. They also offer counseling services and provide an in-house pharmacy to fill prescriptions. The practice has offices in Lansing, Monroe, Plymouth, Wayne, Wixom, and Wyandotte, Michigan. Call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment or reach out online. 

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after you experience or witness a traumatic event, such as:

  • Violence
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Auto accident
  • Death of a loved one
  • War and military service

While not everyone experiences PTSD after a tragedy, you may be at increased risk for the condition if you have other mental health issues or lack the support of family and friends.

Pure Psychiatry of Michigan offers comprehensive care for PTSD, including diagnostic evaluations and customized treatment plans. The team focuses on reducing the severity of your symptoms and improving your overall quality of life.

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

If you have suicidal thoughts due to PTSD, you should call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

You should schedule an evaluation at Pure Psychiatry of Michigan if you have symptoms of PTSD that you can’t manage on your own. These symptoms can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Depression
  • Being easily startled
  • Difficulties sleeping

PTSD symptoms can occur soon after the event, but you may not experience symptoms for weeks, months, or years. 

The team reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and other factors influencing your mental health to confirm PTSD. They may also order blood work or tests through the on-site lab to rule out underlying health issues.

Based on your evaluation, they create a treatment plan to help you keep your symptoms under control.

How is post-traumatic stress disorder treated?

Your treatment plan for PTSD may involve a combination of psychotherapy and medications.


Psychotherapy helps you identify troubling thoughts or negative behavior patterns contributing to your PTSD symptoms. Therapy also gives you tools to ease anxiety, improve your mindset, and enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life.


If psychotherapy isn’t enough to control your PTSD symptoms, you may need antianxiety or antidepressant medications. The in-house pharmacy can fill your prescriptions during your appointment. 

The Pure Psychiatry of Michigan team can also recommend lifestyle and diet changes to support your overall mental health. This may include getting daily exercise to relieve stress, getting enough sleep each night, and connecting with others through a support group.

Call Pure Psychiatry of Michigan to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder or book a consultation online today.