PTSD Treatment Brisbane

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment in Brisbane

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition experienced by those who have lived through or seen extremely terrifying or traumatic experiences that have become a major barrier towards good health and active living.

PTSD is commonly associated with soldiers and others who have been involved in wartime scenarios, but it can also be a major issue for people who have been triggered by a range of other events.

Some of the symptoms can include flashbacks where the person is mentally taken back to the time of the traumatic event, extreme anxiety and panic attacks as well as uncontrollable thoughts and emotions about the event.

These symptoms don’t always surface immediately, it can take months or even years for them to present themselves and they can make it very hard to work, study or be in social situations and can lead to further anxiety over fear of the symptoms from happening again.

Other symptoms can involve avoidance of any situation or place that reminds you of that event which can lead to withdrawal and an inability to socialise.

Left untreated, PTSD can lead to further complications including depression, feelings of hopelessness, difficulty in maintaining relationships and friendships, a sense of detachment and an inability to feel positive emotions.

Why should you get PTSD treatment?

The good news, though, is that it can go away through proper treatment and therapy. Each case is unique and there are different treatment and therapy options available. Not every case requires medication and there are combinations of therapies that are extremely beneficial in managing this type of mental illness and returning to a normal life.

Positive Psychology can assist with talking therapies which can help you change your thinking habits and develop coping mechanisms by exploring the reasons behind the post-traumatic stress disorder and also develop strategies to prevent it from performing any symptoms.

We will use proven clinical methods to help you with your condition, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.

Sessions are available in one-on-one settings while group workshop therapy sessions are also available as opening up in a group is often highly beneficial for those suffering from this form of mental illness.

Speak to the team at Positive Psychology and we can develop the right treatment and therapy strategies for you to help get you on the road to recovery and free of PTSD.