Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD or C-PTSD) can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an experience which has provoked fear, helplessness or horror. In this section, we share the significance of arming yourself with the knowledge and details to understand the condition, the symptoms it can cause and to be able to guide patients to the support and treatment they may need.

What is PTSD and C-PTSD?

An overview of PTSD and C-PTSD and why understanding them is vital for Healthcare Professionals.

Causes of PTSD & C-PTSD

A look into the causes of PTSD & C-PTSD and how they affect the brain and body.

Symptoms of PTSD and C-PTSD

An explanation of the symptoms (physical, cognitive and emotional) that can be experienced.

PTSD UK Blog

You’ll find up-to-date news, research and information here along with some great tips to ease your PTSD in our blog.

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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London Winter Walk for PTSD UK

events | walk London winter walk HALF or FULL MARATHON Sign up now London Winter Walk The challenge A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and to kick start your New Year fitness regime! There are Full Marathon

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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: 10km and half marathon Sign up now Great Scottish Run 2022 The challenge Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event and achieve something great this autumn. This spectacular weekend of running is

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PTSD UK Supporters Store

100% of the profits from everything in our online Supporters Store goes directly to our mission – to help everyone affected by PTSD in the UK, no matter the trauma that caused it.

Treatments for PTSD

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help. For some, the first step may be watchful waiting, then exploring therapeutic options such as individual or group therapy – but the main treatment options in the UK are psychological treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Traumatic events can be very difficult to come to terms with, but confronting and understanding your feelings and seeking professional help is often the only way of effectively treating PTSD. You can find out more in the links below, or here.