Conditions and treatments
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops when someone has experienced a traumatic event that is very stressful, frightening or distressing.
People suffering from PTSD would have been subjected these types of events. They may have experienced a life-threatening illness, a serious car accident, a violent/sexual assault, sexual abuse, military combat, terrorist attack or a natural disaster.
PTSD starts at different times for each person. It may be a week, several months or years after the traumatic event.
People suffering from PTSD may experience times when their symptoms are less noticeable, these can be followed by periods where they are more intense. Some may suffer severe symptoms constantly.
The specific symptoms of PTSD can vary widely between individuals, but generally fall into the categories described below.
Symptoms of PTSD vary widely for each individual, but fall in the following categories:
A treatment combination of medication & psychotherapy is used to treat the condition of PTSD.
It is sometimes difficult to come to terms with a traumatic event, seeking help from a professional is often the only way of effectively treating PTSD.
Therapy used in the treatment of PTSD at Elysium Private Health Brighton:
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