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.
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.
The connection between sleep paralysis and PTSD Common expressions used to describe medical terms can sometimes add to widespread misunderstanding and stigma. That’s certainly the case with ‘Old Hag’ syndrome, often depicted in art as a demon sitting on someone’s
Virtually guided exposure therapy improves outcomes in patients with PTSD “Virtually guided prolonged exposure therapy reduced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms more effectively than prolonged exposure alone in a pilot study of 40 civilians and veterans. The study was conducted
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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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.