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PTSD & Trauma – how we can help
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. First recognised in war veterans when it was referred to as ‘shell shock’, it can affect anyone who has experienced an emotional shock following a physical injury or stressful incidents, such as assault, abuse, disaster, accident or other terrifying events.
PTSD & Trauma can have a severe impact on your life. The effects of PTSD & trauma may be experienced physically, mentally and emotionally and can create a range of symptoms including trembling, nausea, intrusive thoughts and vivid flashbacks. While most people recover from the effects of trauma, if symptoms do not go away and begin to have consequences on day-to-day living, it could be a manifestation of PTSD.
If you are feeling unable to cope after a traumatic event or emotional trauma, our psychologists can offer you the support you need to restore your wellbeing and empower you to enjoy life again.
PTSD behaviour typically starts within a month of the stressful event, but sometimes it may be years later. The symptoms can interfere with everyday activities and cause significant problems with relationships and in work or social situations. There are four main groups of symptoms associated with PTSD & Trauma:
What are the Symptoms of PTSD & Trauma?
Being dismissive that their behaviour is causing problems at home or work
Becoming secretive and withdrawn emotionally
Seeking out situations where they can indulge in their compulsive behaviour
While most people recover from the effects of trauma, if symptoms do not go away and begin to have consequences on day-to-day living, it could be a manifestation of PTSD.
Therapies for PTSD & Trauma
Our holistic approach at Direct Focus Solutions provides a range of support options for people dealing with the effects of PTSD & Trauma. We have a multidisciplinary team of fully accredited and qualified professionals with expertise across of range of disciplines and techniques.
Psychological injuries, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma, require time and support to heal—just like physical injuries do.
Some of the strategies that have been formulated to provide the best support for individuals with PTSD & Trauma are medication and behavioural counselling and include strategies such as:
Scheduling an Appointment with DFS
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to therapy that helps you discover a path to a more empowered life. You will benefit from the wide range of tools at our disposal, including psychological and behavioural therapy, neurofeedback, and biofeedback training.
Our diversely specialised staff are equipped with the skills, training, and experience required to tackle PTSD & Trauma or any other issues that may be adversely affecting your wellbeing. You can book a consultation with us at one of our offices in Sydney or Illawarra, or you can arrange a Telehealth appointment if you prefer.