Post traumatic stress disorder

Guided self-help: a new treatment in PTSD?

Posted on 26 February 2018 by Natalie Simon

I’m a research assistant and PhD student based at the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University. I’m part of a team that is studying the efficacy of a new self-help treatment for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Who can be affected by PTSD?  It is very common to develop symptoms of
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Interview with a Veteran Part 3

Posted on 12 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

For the final instalment of this series John Skipper, a military veteran who served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia, discusses the time he spent as part of the PTSD research currently taking place at Cardiff University. My team worked with John as part of the 3MDR trial (Modular Motion-assisted Memory Desensitisation and Reconsolidation).
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Interview with a Veteran Part 2

Posted on 11 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

Military veteran John Skipper has become a passionate public spokesperson and champion of PTSD research after completing the 3MDR trial with my team at Cardiff University. In part one of this series John shared his experiences of his time in the army. In part two he discusses his diagnosis of PTSD and his experiences with
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Interview with a Veteran

Posted on 10 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

Around 4% of British military veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychological therapy with a focus on the traumatic event is the treatment of choice for PTSD and can be very helpful but, unfortunately, resistance to treatment is high. There is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for military veterans who do
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Post traumatic stress disorder, work, burnout and the spiritual crises in health and social care

Posted on 13 October 2016 by Dr Teena Clouston

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now a well known condition recognised by several key factors including: the presence of one or more extreme stressors or traumatic incidents; flashbacks to the event; intrusive thoughts, often accompanied by imagery or sounds; intense distress and anxiety; disassociation or other avoidance behaviours. This high state of arousal can
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