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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 – 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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PTSD UK joins #GivingTuesday 2021

PTSD UK joins #GivingTuesday 2021, the global day of generosity taking place on 30 November PTSD UK is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on

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Post Natal PTSD: Sian’s Story

Post Natal PTSD: Sian’s Story It has long been recognised that following a difficult childbirth or pregnancy some people may go on to develop psychological problems. However, it is only relatively recently that it has become accepted that they can

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Yorkshire Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Yorkshire Challenge 25km, 50km or 100km ROUTES Sign up now Yorkshire Challenge The challenge Back for 2022! Take on the Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire

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New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers

New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers Researchers from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford have developed a new mental health treatment programme to provide frontline healthcare workers with 1-to-1 support, including fast-track access to PTSD or depression

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Ice baths, Wim Hof and PTSD

Ice baths, Wim Hof and PTSD Swimming has always been a popular sport in Britain, but in the last 18 months the hobby of ‘Wild swimming’ has been rediscovered – and people are really feeling the benefits of this (usually)

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Chris

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Chris Chris developed severe PTSD after being struck from behind by a lorry while on duty as a Police Officer. Despite having no memory of the actual incident, Chris underwent an EMDR and rewind therapy

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London to Brighton Cycle for PTSD UK

events | Cycle London to brighton cycle Sign up now london to Brighton Cycle The challenge Join Team PTSD UK and thousands of fellow cyclists on this iconic London to Brighton Cycle Ride! Leave the buzz of the city behind

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Great Scottish Run 2022 for PTSD UK

events | RUN Great Scottish run: half marathon Sign up now Great Scottish Run 2023 The challenge Starting and finishing in the heart of Glasgow, runners can expect inspiring sights, iconic landmarks and incredible local support all along the half

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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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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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 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 & C-PTSD symptoms and suicidal

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EFT ‘tapping’ for PTSD

EFT ‘tapping’ for PTSD Developed in the 1990s, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has garnered a substantial global following. Research indicates that by tapping into the end points of energy meridians, similar to acupuncture, EFT sends soothing signals to the brain,

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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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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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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.