“PTSD can have a profound impact that is hard to miss. It creates invisible wounds fracturing individuals and disrupting families. It is as if a major piece of you (or your loved one) never returned,” said Dr. Jerry Boriskin, The Meadows' Senior Fellow.
Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) May 26, 2012
Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D., a Meadows’ Senior Fellow and a Senior Psychologist for the Northern California Veterans Health Care System, recently visited The Meadows Wickenburg campus to conduct a workshop for patients entitled, “Dancing with Demons – What you Need to Know to Live with (Complex) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
Dr. Boriskin has been at the forefront of the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), addiction, and co-occurring disorders for more than 30 years. The topics he covered included defining PTSD, treatment of complex PTSD, the keys to change, and Dancing with Demons: why people with complex PTSD live in the past, dread the future, and miss the moment.
“PTSD can have a profound impact that is hard to miss. It creates invisible wounds fracturing individuals and disrupting families. It is as if a major piece of you (or your loved one) never returned,” said Dr. Jerry Boriskin. “A secure environment offering a nurturing, sophisticated program can facilitate the sobriety and serenity needed to deal with the multidimensional disruption created by helplessness in the face of chaos.”
The Meadows is contracted with TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a sub-contractor of the TRICARE health program. The TriWest Healthcare Alliance is contracted with the Department of Defense to administer the TRICARE West Region program in the 21-state region. As an approved TriWest provider, The Meadows’ inpatient substance abuse and psychiatric services are now available to nearly 2.9 million military members, retirees and their families. The Meadows is contracted to provide behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services with an emphasis on trauma, PTSD and addictive disease disorders.
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. For more about The Meadows’ innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, visit http://www.themeadows.com or call The Meadows at (866)856.1279.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.