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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
PTSD
is the
11th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
292
males
with ptsd
talk to therapists
512
females
with ptsd
talk to therapists
Causes
life eventsnegative thoughts
Symptoms
Thoughts
blamedisinterestdistractionflashbacksforgetfulnessnightmaresrecollectionsvigilance
Feelings
angerdisconnectednessirritabilitypalpitations
Behaviours
avoidancerecklessnesssleeplessnessstartlement
Process
Impact
impairmentdistress
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for PTSD

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 8 - 12 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
for PTSD

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