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Join Team PTSD UK for the 2022 LLHM!

Join Team PTSD UK for the 2022 LLHM! You can run the London Landmarks Half Marathon to support PTSD UK! This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets,

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Remember remember… those with PTSD

Remember remember… those with PTSD We’ve mentioned before that people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can often develop difficulties with sounds such as exaggerated startle response, fear of sound (phonophobia), aversion to specific sounds (misophonia), and a difficulty in tolerance and volume of

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Case Study: CBT Treatment – Holly

Case Study: CBT Treatment – Holly  Holly developed PTSD after seeing her Dad who received fatal crush injuries. Following intense flashbacks and intrusive memories, she started CBT treatment which allowed her to become free from the effects of PTSD within

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Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD

Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD Cortisol is a vital element in our bodies as it converts proteins into usable energy – it’s what gets us out of bed in the morning, and it’s also used by our bodies for balancing insulin effects

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Can PTSD be mistaken for ADHD?

Can PTSD be mistaken for ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects around 3-5% children and 2% of adults in the UK. The number of people diagnosed with ADHD has escalated over the past few decades,

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Suicide amongst people with PTSD

Suicide amongst people with PTSD This is an extremely tough topic, and this article contains triggers and some very hard truths. However, it’s crucial to explore and discuss the link between PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and actions to save

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Can childhood PTSD be mistaken for autism?

Can childhood PTSD be mistaken for autism? As any parent or teacher knows, interpreting a child’s behaviour isn’t always easy, especially if it goes outside the ‘norm’. Sometimes a child’s behaviour is a sign of a cognitive disorder, but since

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EFT ‘tapping’ for PTSD

EFT ‘tapping’ for PTSD Leading EFT expert urges use of ‘tapping’ to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as doctors predict a surge in COVID-related PTSD. A UK expert in psychological treatments for veterans with PTSD is calling for EFT tapping

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Purple Tinged Skin Discolouration

Purple Tinged Skin Discolouration PTSD UK supporter Mel, has written this incredibly powerful poem ‘Purple Tinged Skin Discolouration’ – many people feel that there would be less stigma, or more understanding if PTSD was a physical condition that people could

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The link between cortisol and PTSD

The link between cortisol and PTSD (and how to balance it) PTSD is an intensely complex and hard to understand condition. There is no explanation for why some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder, while others exposed to a similar level

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Case Study: CBT Treatment – Abby

Case Study: CBT Treatment – Abby Abby witnessed the suicide of a stranger and went on to develop PTSD along with enormous amounts of guilt. Realising she needed to do something, she started CBT treatment which she says ‘changed her

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rachael

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rachael Rachael was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of the horrific symptoms she experienced following a surgery. Unfortunately, Rachael had a few ‘false starts’ with EMDR, where the services provided had a specific timeframe

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emily

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emily Emily underwent EMDR treatment over Zoom to treat her PTSD following a trauma in her job as a Police Officer. Here, Emily explains more about her EMDR treatment, and how it changed her crippling

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Alani

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Alani After her son was hit by a distracted driver, and in ICU for 6 weeks, Alani developed PTSD. She underwent EMDR treatment and in this case study, she explains her experience with EMDR and

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Case Study: CBT Treatment – Darren

Case Study: CBT Treatment – Darren Darren lived with PTSD for 8 years before he opened up to his wife about how he was feeling following a trauma experienced through his work as a Police Officer. He underwent CBT treatment

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emma

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emma After witnessing her husband having a terrifying seizure, Emma was diagnosed with PTSD. She underwent EMDR treatment and in this case study, she explains the process behind her EMDR using ‘tapping’, processing ‘smaller’ memories first,

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Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD

Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD ‘Grounding’ is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. These techniques may help distract you from what you’re experiencing and refocus on what’s happening

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What can cause PTSD?

PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat of injury or death and therefore can affect anyone.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD can cause a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms such as hypervigilance, irrational anger & fear, panic attacks, flashbacks, digestive issues, feeling numb, nightmares and exhaustion. 

What are the treatments for PTSD?

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated with psychotherapies such has EMDR and CBT, even many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help.

Are you looking to fundraise for PTSD UK?

THANK YOU!!  We are a small charity so our main goals at the moment are to increase awareness that we exist (so people can get the support and information they need) and to maximise fundraising to allow us to achieve our mission of supporting everyone in the UK affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it.