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Post Traumatic Stress


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

findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020
296
males

with PTSD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020
521
females

with PTSD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
3
Blame
of oneself or others
3
Disinterest
in activities
2
Distraction
3
Flashbacks
reliving event
2
Forgetfulness
of event details
2
Negativity
2
Nightmares
about event
3
Recollections
of event
4
Vigilance
Feelings
2
Anger
guilt or shame
3
Anxiety
2
Disconnectedness
from others
2
Distress
significant
2
Irritability
3
Palpitations
Behaviours
3
Avoidance
of event reminders
2
Event
actual or threatened, deadly, injurious or violent, experienced directly, learning loved ones did, witnessing others or work-related
2
Impairment
significant
3
Insomnia
2
Recklessness
2
Startlement
psychiatry.org

Causes

4
Events
triggers include abuse, accidents, assault, childbirth, torture, war and work-related trauma
nhs.uk

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


psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for PTSD

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 8-12 sessions

187 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
for PTSD

For flashbacks and recollectionsFocus on the presentAdults 8-12 sessions

69 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 18 February 2020
Next check 01 January 2021