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Trauma Trauma

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional response to a very stressful event or experience which can seriously affect a person’s ability to function. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety and can be an isolated event, such as a car accident, robbery, natural disaster or rape, or repeated events such as abuse (physical, mental, sexual) or war experiences. Physical harm may be involved but is not a necessity for being traumatized.

Reactions to traumatic experiences may include:

  • Nightmares and anxiety dreams about the trauma
  • Flashbacks
  • Excessive vigilance
  • Being easily startled
  • Feelings of alienation
  • Feeling disconnected and numb
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleeping problems
  • Physical complaints
  • Low self-esteem
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • Outbursts of aggression, or extremely inhibited anger
  • Anxiety, feelings of guilt and powerlessness
  • Substance abuse to suppress/numb reactions
  • Self-harming

The consequences of experiencing a trauma can seriously affect your ability to function in your daily life. Recovering from a traumatic event takes time and can require professional help. If the symptoms are present for longer than a month then a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may be present.

PsyQ International provides professional care for people suffering from a trauma.

Treatment Treatment

We provide high quality evidence-based treatments according to the multidisciplinary guidelines and best practices. At PsyQ International we tailor your treatment plan to your own specific needs as an individual. Our treatments are as brief as possible but as intensive as necessary. Our expert team work together to provide specialised psychological therapy for each individual client, if necessary in combination with medication.

At PsyQ International you can be involved in both individual and group therapy. Individual treatment consists of face-to-face therapy sessions with a specialist, additional telephone or e-contact and possible group therapy. In individual therapy we make use of different methods like cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy. For treatment of PTSD, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) or Cognitive Behavioural Treatment are common forms of therapy and have shown to be the most effective treatments according to research.

Experience stories Experience stories

Nuria, 22 This event completely changed my life; I closed off from the world. Read more