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.

Treatments of PTSD and C-PTSD

Up-to-date inforamtion about the current recommended treatments and therapy options for PTSD and C-PTSD

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.

Writing and PTSD Guest Blog

Guest Blog: How writing is helping me to cope with PTSD Many people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find that writing can help them to understand their PTSD or C-PTSD and the symptoms they are experiencing – whether that be

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WSPD

Asking directly about suicidal thoughts can help save lives To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September, our charity partner Samaritans is encouraging people not to be afraid to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings if they are

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Grief famous person

How the death of someone famous can affect PTSD symptoms We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. An inspiration to our country, her 70 years of dedication and service have shown her incredible strength

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Katie Price Trauma & Me

Katie Price: Trauma & Me TV appearance with PTSD UK This Thursday, 8th September, PTSD UK Founder and CEO Jacqui features in a documentary on Channel 4 about media personality Katie Price, where Katie explores her mental health and diagnosis

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Vitamin Sea for PTSD

Vitamin Sea for PTSD – Guest Blog We’ve written before about the huge health benefits that wild swimming, ‘cold therapy’ and being in nature can bring to people affected by PTSD and C-PTSD, but in this latest guest blog, Wendy

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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.