Trauma Help & Support UK
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Insight Eating provide Trauma help and support. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common condition that can affect anyone. Around 30% of people who experience a potentially traumatic event go on to develop PTSD. A large survey found that women are twice as likely to suffer PTSD and it can develop at any age, sometimes long after the original experience.
You may develop PTSD if you have experienced or witnessed events in which you felt extreme fear, horror or helplessness. People we see have been in road traffic or other accidents, have experienced medical trauma, have been sexually or violently assaulted, had near death experiences, been involved in military combat or terrorist attack, or have experienced sexual or physical abuse as a child.
The therapeutic approaches we use include trauma-focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These particular therapeutic approaches are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline for PTSD (2005).
Further details of the therapies and research evidence are available at www.nice.org.uk