PTSD Help & Online Therapy
Have you experienced a traumatic event? Do you experience flashbacks or terrifying nightmares? These could be symptoms of PTSD.
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (let’s call it PTSD) is an anxiety disorder triggered by a traumatic event like a terror attack or natural disaster, or historical violence, abuse, or neglect.
The condition often manifests as vivid nightmares or flashbacks that can occur at unpredictable times, often triggered by an event in the present that reminds you of your trauma.
PTSD usually occurs directly after the traumatic experience, but it can develop later in life, arising from an unaddressed childhood or young life traumatic experience.
Do I have PTSD?
There are many signs of PTSD. Here are some common symptoms of PTSD:
- Flashbacks, nightmares, repetitive images or sensations
- Nausea, pain, stomach upset, trembling, sweating
- Avoidance activities
- Emotional numbness
- Hyper-arousal: anger, irritability
- Insomnia or sleeping problems
- Lack of concentration
Many people living with PTSD also experience anxiety and depression and might engage in self-harm or substance abuse.
I think I have symptoms of PTSD
PTSD can be frightening and disruptive to your everyday life. Many people find that talking through their traumatic experiences helps them deal with the symptoms of the condition.
Remember: you’re not on your own. There are professionals who can provide the support and guidance you need to overcome your PTSD.
There’s a range of therapeutic approaches that can help that don’t rely on medication.
Seeking help is the first step to taking control of your life. It’s never a sign of weakness to admit that you could do with some help; it’s a sign of strength and your resolve to improve your relationships, prospects, and your wellbeing.
Together, we can find the right treatment programme to help improve your life for good. If you notice any of these signs of depression, get in touch and we at Support Room can help you.