Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a stress disorder caused by a reaction to stress as a result of the traumatic threatened experiences such as serious accidents, military combat, violent personal assault (sexual assault, physical attack, abuse, robbery, mugging), natural or man-made disasters, being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, repeatedly experienced severe neglect or abuse as an adult or as a child.
PTSD can start immediately or after a delay of weeks or months, usually appear within 6 months of the traumatic event.
The traumatized individual may experience depression, feel anxious, guilty and angry, repeatedly re-living the event like a flashback with fear, sweating, pain; experiencing nightmares.
A person usually is coping with stress with using the coping strategy, such as avoidance, aggression, self-harm, alcohol/drug abuse, and such defence mechanisms as denial, displacement, regression. The traumatized individual tries to feel nothing, keeps his/her mind busy with hard work, games, avoid places and people that remind about trauma, but cannot relax. A person can also have somatic reactions, such as diarrhoea, headaches, muscle and heart pain.
A person feels depressed and lonely, notices that other people try to protect themselves from thinking about his/her horrifying experience.
Psychological counselling helps to develop stress reduction strategies, such as solving problems coping strategy, reducing emotional reaction coping strategy, anger management, if required; psychotherapy (126).
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.