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.

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Steve Steve developed C-PTSD after a number of traumas experienced in his childhood. After initial misdiagnosis, Steve finally received EMDR treatment which he says ‘helped no end’ and is now training to be a counsellor

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Emmerdale PTSD

Emmerdale’s PTSD storyline In the last few weeks, ITV’s Emmerdale have featured PTSD as a storyline in one of their characters, Nicola King. Although it isn’t a very long running story it does have impact and highlights how a traumatic

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LLHM for PTSD UK

events | run London Landmarks Half Marathon for PTSD UK Sign up now London Landmarks Half Marathon The challenge This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners

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Guest Blog – Jason

Not all superheroes wear their underpants on the outside of their trousers! – Guest Blog On the 8th July, Paramedics and First Responders around the globe are being recognised and celebrated as it is International Paramedics Day. It’s a chance to recognise

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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.