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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
295
males

with PTSD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
520
females

with PTSD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

Causes

Events
Negativity
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Blame
of oneself or others
Disinterest
in activities
Distraction
Flashbacks
reliving event
Forgetfulness
of event details
Negativity
Nightmares
about event
Recollections
of event
Vigilance
Feelings
Anger
guilt or shame
Anxiety
Disconnectedness
from others
Distress
significant
Irritability
Palpitations
Behaviours
Avoidance
of event reminders
Impairment
significant
Insomnia
Recklessness
Startlement
psychiatry.org

Diagnosis

Adults
Primary SymptomsEvent
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) ofDistress
significant
Flashbacks
reliving event
Nightmares
about event
Palpitations
Recollections
of event
2 (or more) ofAnger
guilt or shame
Blame
of oneself or others
Disconnectedness
from others
Disinterest
in activities
Forgetfulness
of event details
Negativity
2 (or more) ofDistraction
Insomnia
Irritability
Recklessness
Startlement
Vigilance
1 (or more) months

Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

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

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 8-12 sessions

216 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
for PTSD

For flashbacks and recollections
Focus on the present
Adults 8-12 sessions

75 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021