PTSD Management in Essex
Many people mistakenly believe PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, is something that only affects soldiers who have seen active combat. PTSD can, in fact, affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event. This could include being a victim of a serious accident or attack, women who have been through a difficult childbirth, being a survivor of a car accident, or a natural disaster. Trauma is subjective and peoples responses to such events vary.
PTSD symptoms can include increased anxiety, being on constant high alert, physical reactions to reminders of the event, irritability, avoidance of reminders, feeling cut off to emotions or the environment, flashbacks (feeling the event is happening again), or nightmares. Many of these symptoms are caused by a memory filing error as a result of the trauma interrupting normal memory processing. It can be a confusing and frightening experience.
Sometimes symptoms dissipate over the immediate weeks following the trauma. If, however, symptoms continue, you should seek professional help. I am trained in evidence-based trauma treatments, including EMDR.
I also have a special interest in treating women who have experienced trauma through childbirth.
For a confidential chat about the ways I can provide PTSD treatment for you in Essex please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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