POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
THERAPY IN NEWCASTLE

WHAT IS ABUSE?

Abuse can come in many forms but all result in behaviour towards a person that causes that person harm. This harm can be both physical (bodily) and psychological (mental). It can happen to anyone at any age and there can be more than one victim. Abuse can be difficult to overcome alone. As such it can have lasting psychological affects on the victims.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMONLY RECOGNISED FORMS OF ABUSE

physical abuse

domestic violence/abuse

sexual abuse

psychological/emotional abuse

financial abuse

organisational abuse

discrimination

modern slavery

bullying

neglect

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SYMPTOMS OF PTSD

Individuals who have experienced abuse can experience a range of long lasting emotional difficulties. These will vary in all individuals but may include… 

Difficulty in forming relationships

Low self worth

Difficulty in managing emotions

Excess drug and/or alcohol use

Depression

Anxiety

Destructive behaviours

Suicidal thoughts

Flashbacks

Sleep problems like nightmares and insomnia

Irritability

Anger

These issues can stem from abuse can be happening in the here-and-now or abuse that happened in the past.

PTSD THERAPIES

The type of therapy recommended to help overcome abuse may depend on the type of abuse experienced. Some effective therapies can be…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Couples Therapy

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Family therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Counselling

USEFUL LINKS

  • Refuge – domestic violence charity

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