Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy / PTSD Therapy in Aylesbury and Bicester
What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD is used for a range of symptoms you may develop in response to experiencing a traumatic event. Which is outside the normal human experience.
Just hearing the news on natural disasters can have a lasting effect on you, and if you are actually present in the disaster it is likely you will become extremely distressed.
What are the symptoms?
If you have faced a traumatic experience you may simply feel emotionally numb to begin with but sooner or later you are likely to develop emotional or physical reaction. changes in behaviour may include:
- Vivid flashbacks
- Intrusive thoughts and images
- Intense distress
- Panic response to trauma
- Extreme alertness
- Easily upset or angry
- Emotionally numb
- No hope for the future
What causes PTSD?
- Personal trauma
- Violent crime
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Road traffic accidents
- Difficulties during child birth
What help can be offered?
Talking about your feelings may be the best way of coming to terms and overcoming the experience. Turning to friends , family or professional help when you decide when you want to do it. It is important to talk to someone when you are ready too.
Medication – Ask support from your GP, Many people find that medication helps to manage the symptoms leading to depression, anxiety and stress.
Talking treatments – Including counselling and psychotherapy, Talking treatments can help you understand why you feel as you do and change the way you feel and think. It will also help to reduce the risk of further episodes.
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