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.

The connection between sleep paralysis and PTSD

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

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How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms

How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms Many people practice the ancient Chinese art of tai chi to find a sense of balance in body and mind. The health benefits of this ‘moving meditation’ can include more energy, stronger

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22 in 22 for PTSD UK

22 in 22 for PTSD UK Are you ready to take on a 22 in ’22? Decide your fate and set yourself a challenge linked to the number 22. From walking 22 miles a week to reading 22 books this

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Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD

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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Great North Swim for PTSD UK

events | swim Great North Swim Sign up now Great North Swim The challenge The Great North Swim is a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District surroundings of Windermere – join us! Over the last

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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.