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Conditions We Treat

PTSD Rehab Treatment

Written By Stuart Croft
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Wajahat Choudhry
Updated January 11, 2023

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder characterised by feelings of intense fear, helplessness, or horror at a past event. Military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents, sexual or physical assault, the sudden love of a lost one, and many other sudden and unexpected traumatic experiences may all lead to PTSD, which causes constant anxiety and feelings of being ‘on edge’.

PTSD can affect every aspect of one’s life. In addition to never truly feeling at rest, it may cause emotional numbness, strain interpersonal relationships, make it difficult to maintain employment, and turn otherwise enjoyable social activities into stressful situations to be avoided.

Gladstones Clinic has a proven track record of helping our patients recover from the shock and trauma of life-altering events. Our dedicated team of psychologists and recovery specialists understands the intricacies of PTSD and uses a modern, evidence-based, and holistic approach to support you every step of the way in your journey towards mental health recovery and well-being.

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Learn more about PTSD

What causes PTSD?

Unlike many other mental health disorders, the direct causes of PTSD for each individual are usually fairly direct and easy to define. While several genetic, psychological, and environmental factors might contribute to the likelihood of developing PTSD in a lifetime, it is typically triggered as a direct result of experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event that invokes fear, horror, or a sense of helplessness.

This risk of developing PTSD is increased for individuals who have experienced prolonged or repeated trauma, such as those in war zones or abusive relationships. Those in careers with increased exposure to traumatic situations, such as firefighters or first responder medical personnel, are also at a higher risk for PTSD.

Genetics and psychological factors also play a role in determining which individuals are likely to develop PTSD after a traumatic event. Certain genes have been identified as strongly associated with PTSD, while mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression may also contribute to the development of PTSD after a traumatic experience.  

When to seek treatment for PTSD?

PTSD is a pervasive mental health condition. It affects one’s ability to live a normal and fulfilling life on many levels, significantly reducing quality of life. For this reason, seeking professional PTSD rehab services at the first sign of PTSD can help one fully come to terms with the trauma they suffered, develop strategies for dealing with the symptoms of PTSD, and rebuild the sense of being in control of their lives. 

If you’ve experienced any of these PTSD symptoms after experiencing a traumatic event, please contact Gladstones for an obligation-free discussion on how we can help you reclaim your life and happiness. 

What happens in PTSD treatment?

1. Assessment & Personalised Treatment Plan

The factors that contribute to PTSD, and thus personalised PTSD rehab treatment, are unique to each person. Gladstones Clinic’s experienced psychologists and recovery team understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution that will help bring all PTSD sufferers relief, so we go out of our way to understand your unique situation, experience, and possible coexisting mental health problems in order to design effective and tailored treatment schedules for each patient. 

2. Behavioural Therapies

We employ a number of clinically proven therapies in the treatment of PTSD. While Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) forms the backbone of modern PTSD rehab treatment by allowing patients to critically evaluate their thoughts to identify and correct harmful thought patterns, we’ve also seen remarkable results with group- and trauma-focused cognitive therapies within our integrative and holistic approach.  

3. Addressing Underlying Issues

PTSD rehab treatment largely consists of addressing the trauma(s) that directly led to the development of the condition; however, many of our patients have coexisting mental health conditions that could prove to be problematic during post-rehab recovery. We thoroughly address underlying contributing factors such as anxiety disorder or depression to help facilitate a full recovery and minimise the risk of relapse. 

4. Aftercare and Ongoing Support

Even with the best PTSD rehab treatment, completely recovering from PTSD can be a long and arduous task. Unknown stressful situations, new traumas, and a myriad of other factors could all potentially lead to relapse down the line. To ensure that our patients are never alone in the battle against PTSD, we offer unparalleled secondary, tertiary, and aftercare programmes to provide access to mental health services, a caring and understanding community, and access to critical resources as needed. 

Get professional help in dealing with PTSD

With personalised care and treatment, comfortable and relaxing facilities, and a 20-year track record of successfully treating our patients’ PTSD and other mental health disorders, Gladstones Clinic is the ideal partner to start your journey to recovery. 

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