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.

Tim Smith LEJOG

Tim’s solo cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats for PTSD UK Tim Smith from Walthamstow, London is cycling solo and unsupported from Land’s End to John O’ Groats this weekend to help raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Forest bathing and PTSD video

Forest bathing and PTSD – A discussion Having originated in Japan and China, forest bathing – or Shinrin-Yoku – can be used to help decrease undue stress and potential burn-out. Research has found that immersion in nature has human health

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Emotional numbness

Emotional numbness in PTSD & C-PTSD One of the most damaging assumptions about someone who has experienced trauma, or has a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis is that they don’t seem to be upset by it. In fact, their apparent disassociation

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Mike Lamb

Too Inspired to Be Tired! 365 to Stay Alive Challenge for PTSD UK Mike Lamb, a below knee amputee from Manchester is already 4 weeks into his challenge to walk 10km every day for a year to help raise awareness

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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.