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You're
not alone
with
PTSD
Ptsd
is the
11th
most common reason
for therapy

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303
males

with PTSD
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
530
females

with PTSD
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
16
Blame
of oneself or others
14
Disinterest
in activities
11
Distraction
13
Flashbacks
reliving event
10
Forgetfulness
of event details
13
Negativity
12
Nightmares
about event
13
Recollections
of event
10
Vigilance
Feelings
15
Anger
guilt or shame
18
Anxiety
12
Disconnectedness
from others
13
Distress
significant
11
Irritability
10
Palpitations
Behaviours
12
Avoidance
of event reminders
10
Event
actual or threatened, deadly, injurious or violent, experienced directly, learning loved ones did, witnessing others or work-related
6
Impairment
significant
13
Insomnia
10
Recklessness
7
Startlement

Causes

17
Events
triggers include abuse, accidents, assault, childbirth, torture, war and work-related trauma

Diagnosis

Adults

1 (or more) months of:

Event
actual or threatened, deadly, injurious or violent, experienced directly, learning loved ones did, witnessing others or work-related
Avoidance
of event reminders
1 (or more) of:Distress
significant
Flashbacks
reliving event
Nightmares
about event
Palpitations
Recollections
of event
2 (or more) of:Anger
guilt or shame
Blame
of oneself or others
Disconnectedness
from others
Disinterest
in activities
Forgetfulness
of event details
Negativity
2 (or more) of:Distraction
Insomnia
Irritability
Recklessness
Startlement
Vigilance
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for ptsd

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 8-12 sessions
Therapists

130 therapists
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Thoughts
WorryAttention mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Place a book in front of you. Look at the book cover, but think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Look at the book cover and think about it. When thoughts wander, refocus on the book. When feelings occur, refocus on the book. Rerate Anxiety
0
WorryBreath mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Inhale and exhale. Focus on the sensations of breathing. When thoughts wander, refocus on the sensations. Rerate Anxiety
0
Feelings
TensionNotice it, release it. Practice daily to benefit. Sit comfortably. Arms in lap, knees bent, feet on floor. Where do you feel tension?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
AnxietyBreathe well. Practice 1 min daily to benefit. Breathe deeply into stomach. Put 1 hand on chest. Aim to keep it still. Put 1 hand on stomach. Aim to let it rise and fall. Inhale through nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Exhale through mouth for 4 seconds. Repeat.
AnxietyFeeling mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Where do you feel anxiety?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
nice.org.uk recommends
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
for ptsd

For flashbacks and recollectionsFocus on the presentAdults 8-12 sessions
Therapists

48 therapists
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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 12 August 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources

Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence