The topic of post-traumatic stress disorder is becoming increasingly significant to older adults, both veterans and non-veterans, according to a press release from Leesburg Regional Medical Center. The reasons may be due to age and the impact of increased health problems, decreased sensory abilities, reduced income, loss of loved one, poor social support, and cognitive impairment, among others. Many seniors use unhealthy coping strategies, such as over-commitment to work or volunteer efforts, or drinking too much.
For those who find they need medical help, the new Senior Behavioral Health Center at LRMC provides an environment that is comfortable and secure so they can engage fully in recovery. Other behavioral conditions may include depression, anxiety, aggression, or help managing lifelong conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Consult your doctor to determine a treatment plan. The LRMC Senior Behavioral Health Center is available at 352.323.3270.