Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that can have a severe impact on the wellbeing of the sufferer and is the most common cause of behavioural symptoms like addiction.
Extreme feelings of fear, overwhelming sadness, chronic anxiety and a sense of disconnection after a traumatic event. However, if these feelings do not fade over time, it is likely that you are dealing with PTSD.
Untreated post-traumatic stress disorder has a significant negative impact on the wellbeing of the sufferer and is a cause for many behavioural symptoms.
Untreated PTSD can have long-term effects on people's lives and relationships because it involves a sense of disconnection from others and depression.
It can also lead to substance abuse as an attempt to avoid dealing with emotions.
PTSD is often caused by a complex mix of factors, and there is no rule to say what is and what is not traumatic for each individual. Symptoms may present immediately after the traumatic event or may arise weeks or even years later.
For many people the intensity of symptoms will increase when they are stressed or if they are triggered by a reminder of the event.
Jumpy and hyper vigilant, always fearful of a perceived threat, anxious about being anxious.
Unable to speak with loved ones.
Comfort seeking behaviour like addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Negative about yourself or others, emotionally numb. Ongoing nightmares, flashbacks and intrusive memories.
Feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt or shame, irritable, angry or aggressive
Our supportive team works with you to understand the events around your trauma. Your therapy team will work with you one on one, using advanced evidence-based therapeutic practices that have proven particularly effective for the treatment of trauma.
No two programs are alike, however all include emphasis on mental health and physical wellbeing working hand in hand with improving relationships and emotional resilience.