Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is triggered as a person experiencing or witnessing a traumatic life event. We will all experience some sort of traumatic experience in our lives. It is normal to shown signs of distress following the event, however, whilst a person may experience some of the symptoms of not everyone will have a diagnosis of PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD generally occur within the first 6 months and can include: Reliving the experience in a form of flashbacks, nightmares and frightening thoughts. This can cause disruption to a persons daily life and can be triggered by ones own thoughts and feeling, others actions and words or objects that may remind the person of the event.

Physical responses may include racing heart/palpitations, sweating, shaking at the though of the event. Avoidance : A person may avoid certain places or people in an attempt to block out thoughts and feelings that would remind them of the event. They may experience difficulties feeling or showing emotions and find it difficult to remember some parts of the traumatic events. The person may loose interest in taking part in activities they once enjoyed and become reclusive. Hyperarousal : A person may demonstrate irrational behaviour and feelings of anger or irritation. They may be easily startled and constantly on guard or awaiting danger. A person may also express difficulties with concentration and sleep disturbance. PTSD can be a difficult illness to cope with but with the right support and treatment programme it can be okay.

Here at Sensatori we provide a safe environment with highly qualified staff that will support you on your journey towards healing. We have a number of treatment options.

January 15, 2016


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