Understanding your symptoms is the first step to your recovery. At The Morgan Centre, we work closely with each person to develop treatment objectives, provide therapeutic assistance and address difficulties aiming to improve your quality of life. We consider each client as a whole person, including physical, social and psychological facets.

INCREASED ANXIETY
AND EMOTIONAL AROUSAL

  • Hypervigilance (on constant Red Alert)    
  • Intense physical reactions eg: Pounding heart, muscle tension, sweating  
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger                
  • Irrational and intense fear 
  • Difficulty concentrating                              
  • Panic Attacks/ Anxiety/ depression/ mood swings
  • Tense muscles                                             
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

AVOIDANCE AND NUMBING

  • Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
  • Feeling numb and empty
  • Loss of interest in activities and life in general
  • Avoidance of people and places
  • Feeling isolated

RE-EXPERIENCING THE TRAUMATIC EVENT

  • Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the even is happening again)
  • Nightmares (eithor of the event or of other frightening things)
  • Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma

OTHER COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Feeling suicidal                                                                          
  • Self harm and self destructive tendencies
  • Feeling distrustful and suspicious                                            
  • Guilt, shame, embarrassment or self blame
  • Misuse of alcohol/drugs/gambling/food                                  
  • Seeking out high risk/dangerous pursuits
  • Physical aches and pains

AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR GROWTH

If you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD or other mental distress, The Morgan Centre is here to help. We are the only PTSD clinic in Northeastern Ontario serving the community at large, as well as Veterans, Military Personnel and Families, First Responders and Aboriginal clients suffering from PTSD and mental health challenges.