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PTSD treatment: Caring and effective support on the Gold Coast

MHM Psychology Gold Coast Psychologists is located in Coomera, providing services for a myriad of psychological concerns, including PTSD treatment. When visiting the clinic, each client is treated by Dr Bartholomew with three core values: genuineness, trust and respect. This forms the basis of all of our client interactions, and Dr Bartholomew believes they are a prerequisite for effective psychotherapy and PTSD treatment. As a Gold Coast psychologist with extensive experience in this area, he knows how important a safe and comfortable environment is for those people who have been traumatised by past events and stresses.

 

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Many people suffer difficult periods and trauma at some point in their life, and unfortunately, some will go on to develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychologists remain unsure as to why some people develop the condition, while others do not. Regardless of how or why you may have developed PTSD related difficulties, a psychologist can help you begin piecing your life back together and work with you to alleviate the symptoms. Dr Bartholomew at MHM Psychology provides specialised psychological support and PTSD treatment for those living in Queensland's Gold Coast, in particular, Coomera, Helensvale, Upper Coomera, Oxenford, Pimpama, and Hope Island.

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What is PTSD?

The term PTSD is used to denote a range of symptoms that can occur following traumatic events. The trauma could be a single event (e.g. motor vehicle accident or a single physical or sexual assault) or the trauma and related PTSD symptoms could occur after chronic and repeated exposure to trauma, such as years of domestic violence or repeated traumatic military deployments. After a traumatic event, many people will experience PTSD-like symptoms (e.g. intrusive images of the traumatic event, a desire to avoid reminders of the trauma, etc.). However, for most people, these symptoms will naturally reduce in intensity and frequency quite quickly as the days and weeks pass by. But for some people, the traumatic event may be relived through flashbacks (feeling or acting like the traumatic event is happening again), intrusive images and thoughts related to the trauma, nightmares, anger, sadness or fear, long after the traumatic event has ended.

 

Some of the most common sufferers of PTSD are:

  • Returned or active military personnel
  • Witnesses to, or victims of, physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Rape and sexual assault victims
  • Survivors of natural disasters
  • Survivors of armed hold-ups, robberies, or home invasions
  • Survivors of significant accidents, such as motor vehicle or workplace accidents
  • Those who have experienced traumatic medical procedures or events

This is a short list of some situations that can lead to the development of PTSD and trauma reactions. This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other events that can trigger PTSD.

 

Understanding the symptoms of PTSD

Just as every person is a unique individual, the symptoms of PTSD may vary depending on personality and the nature of the traumatic event (or events).

 

In general terms, the condition can manifest as:

  • Depression, feelings of helplessness or worthlessness, or suicidal thoughts
  • Rage, irritability, or over-alertness
  • Easily startled
  • An intense fight-or-flight response
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Avoidance of anyone or anything that serves as a reminder of the trauma
  • Intense fear, anxiety or sadness
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained chronic pain
  • Gastrointestinal issues

In some cases, a person may only experience one or two of these symptoms, at other times, they may experience many of these PTSD symptoms.

PTSD treatment servicing Coomera, Upper Coomera, Hope Island, Helensvale, Pimpama, Oxenford and surrounds

For those within Coomera, Pimpama, Oxenford, Hope Island, Helensvale and across the Gold Coast, who are experiencing issues in this area, seeking professional PTSD treatment can vastly help to relieve PTSD symptoms and assist in returning you or your loved one to a fulfilling life. Those who seek professional PTSD treatments typically manage their symptoms in an improved manner and can overcome these difficulties quicker, more so than those who do not seek trauma treatment.

 

Dr Bartholomew believes in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their presenting concerns, emotions and behaviours, while learning coping mechanisms to allow them to live life to the fullest. You can read more about how a Gold Coast Psychologist might treat your PTSD symptoms here and here