PTSD basically stands for “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. When a person sees or has an experience like accident with any vehicle, sexual harassments and seeing night mares at night, it may result in such kind of mental health problem. Person, experiencing these happenings, thinks to become normal after certain time but if it does not happen, results will be PTSD. If the persons, suffering from this, sees the accident again and again which they experienced once, they may start torturing themselves. There are different symptoms which show that a person is affected by PTSD or not.
- Symptoms of PTSD: Some times in life certain events create a severe effect on personal life. If these events last more than four weeks, this leads to the development of PTSD which starts disturbing your normal work i.e. starts interfering in your work and keeps you irritated every time.
Mainly people suffering from PTSD have flashbacks of events from which he considers that this event still exists in his life, however, in reality it’s not. This type of condition is known as re-experiencing of symptoms.
Similarly sometimes people suffering from this disease consider themselves alone. They experience bad feelings and false beliefs again and again in their mind. They don’t trust others and feel boring in activities which they mostly like.
Sometimes people become so terrified that he thinks if he closes his eyes, something might harm him. This type of feeling mostly occurs during sleep, thus, it creates very disturbing life.
Peoples suffering from PTSD may have others problems i.e. drinking, employment, depression, hopeless etc. Children may also be affected by this mental disease. These children start avoiding everything and try not to go to school. Mostly this occurs due to lack of concentration from parents or because of sleeping issues. Affected children see bad dreams and sometimes nightmares as well.
- PTSD treatments in Sydney : Different treatments are available for this. Person, suffering from this disease, might have to fulfill medication course or to consult with therapist.
For medication you have to first consider patient condition because sometimes medicines are not suitable option for treatment for such kind of patients. Medicine, prescribed to depression patients, seems to be more effective to PTSD patients. They include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). Benzodiazepines and atypical antipsychotics are not recommended for PTSD patients because these sometimes make a person addicted.
Second option for treatment of patients suffering from PTSD is therapist. Different types of psychotherapy are available like Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is one of the most effective types of treatment. It has different types like:
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): It helps affected persons to learn the skills and understand that how to change the feelings about the shock or severe accident.
- Prolonged Exposure (PE): In this method, affected person talks about his accident from which he gets severe feeling again and again. This results in overcoming of stress of thoughts and feelings.