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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



You're
not
alone
with
PTSD
PTSD
is the
11th
most common reason
for therapy
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
292
males

with PTSD
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
512
females

with PTSD
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019

Causes

Source: nhs.uk
Life events
Negative thoughts

Symptoms

Source: psychiatry.orgTick the symptom you experience the most

Thoughts
Blame
Disinterest
Distraction
Flashbacks
Forgetfulness
Nightmares
Recollections
Vigilance
Feelings
Anger
Anxiety
Disconnectedness
Irritability
Palpitations
Behaviours
Avoidance
Recklessness
Sleeplessness
Startlement

Impact

Source: psychiatry.org
Impairment
Distress

Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for PTSD

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 8-12 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
for PTSD

For flashbacks and recollections
Focus on the present
Adults 8-12 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 November 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020