PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event such as an attempted murder or armed robbery or a physical assault.
Most survivors of trauma will have symptoms such as nightmares and flashbacks that fade over time, but others develop PTSD as these symptoms persist or worsen.
Symptoms of trauma can begin immediately after a traumatic event, but PTSD is only diagnosed when some of the following symptoms have persisted for more than 30 days:
Can Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be Treated?
Yes! Eureka Centre provides EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Treatment.
It is a new & exciting method assisting people with a variety of psychological problems. More than 20 scientifically controlled studies of EMDR have proven its effectiveness in the treatment of traumatic & other disturbing life experiences. It is capable of a rapid desensitization of traumatic memories and a removal of symptoms, e.g. flashbacks and nightmares.
Getting help for Trauma
At Eureka Centre we have a very experienced and gifted Clinical hypnotherapist & EMDR specialist, Jeanette Dreyer, who achieves excellent results.
If you are struggling to move on after an armed robbery or physical assault, EMDR is an effective therapy to help you process the trauma & move past it.