Psychiatrist For PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Therapy Company offer professional diagnosis and private psychiatry for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It is characterised by a range of distressing symptoms that persist for an extended period after the traumatic experience. These symptoms can significantly impair daily functioning and overall well-being.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop amongst individuals who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. PTSD is characterised by a range of disturbing and distressing emotions that persist for an extended period of time long after the traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD (which will be covered further down) can have a detrimental impact on overall well-being and functionality.
Our private psychiatrists at The Therapy Company are highly-experienced and qualified in providing PTSD diagnosis and on-going treatment which may include CBT, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and prescribed medication.
When diagnosing PTSD, there are some clear symptoms and indicators that our private psychiatrists will look to identify. For example, hyper-arousal symptoms of being overly aware of potential threats is a prominent one.
If PTSD gets left undiagnosed and untreated, it can have an adverse impact on the individual’s life. This may lead to further mental health conditions and increased risk of self harm or suicide.
Alternatively, read the full blog post to find out more about:
- Diagnosis for PTSD
- Treatments for managing PTSD
- Symptoms of PTSD and signs you need professional help
Diagnosis For PTSD
The diagnosis for personality disorders is conducted by one of our highly-experienced and qualified psychiatrists. Diagnosis typically involves a three-step process which includes;-
Initial Assessment – Then initial assessment is always the first stage of the process for accurately diagnosing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). One of our private psychiatrists will take this opportunity to gather relevant information regarding your trauma history, mental health history, and current functioning.
Diagnostic Criteria – The next stage for PTSD diagnosis will be to compare current symptoms and all information gathered from the initial assessment against the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Specific criteria related to the nature and duration of the traumatic event must be met in order to be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Symptom Assessment – One of the final stages which will be conducted before accurate PTSD diagnosis is symptom assessment. Here, a psychiatrist from The Therapy Company will assess symptoms across various clusters. Assessments may be conducted in multiple different ways and may include clinical observations or structured interviews.
Psychiatry Treatments For PTSD
If diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, The Therapy Company will be with you every step of the way to provide on-going treatment to make your life easier, improve overall well-being, and manage symptoms.
Here are the three main treatments offered:
CBT – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is widely used for managing and treating PTSD symptoms. Negative thoughts and beliefs around the traumatic event experienced are usually prevalent but with the help of one of our CBT professionals, we will help you to reframe thoughts and beliefs. This is done by using techniques such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – EMDR is a therapeutic approach that integrates components of exposure therapy alongside guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. Its aim is to facilitate the processing of traumatic memories and alleviate associated distress in individuals.
Medications – Alongside one or both of the above treatments, different medications can also be prescribed by The Therapy Company to reduce symptoms of intrusive thoughts or anxiety related to the traumatic event.
Symptoms Of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
When it comes to symptoms of PTSD, every individual is different and symptoms will vary. However, below are three main symptom categories that PTSD sufferers usually experience (at least one):
Intrusive Symptoms – intrusive symptoms may include unwanted and distressing thoughts of the traumatic event(s). Intrusive symptoms may also include recurring flashbacks.
Avoidance Symptoms – PTSD sufferers usually experience various avoidance symptoms and avoid any place or person that reminds them of the traumatic event they experienced.
Hyperarousal Symptoms – Being overly aware of potential threats that may have a direct correlation with the traumatic event is another common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Why The Therapy Company?
Here at The Therapy Company, we are proud to be your 5-star-rated private psychiatrists that are able to provide professional diagnosis and treatment. We provide a personal, professional and compassionate approach to guide through. Our goal is simple; to improve your well-being and overall life satisfaction.
Contact Us Today
Are you prepared to book your initial appointment? Get in touch with us today at 01772 725530 to obtain more information. Alternatively, if you prefer email communication, you can fill out our online contact form, and we will promptly respond within 24 hours or less.