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Upper Coomera, QLD 4209

 

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Caring, effective PTSD treatment on the Gold Coast

MHM is located in Coomera, servicing the Gold Coast 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 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.

 

Countless people suffer difficult periods and trauma at some point in their life, and unfortunately, some will go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychologists remain unsure as to why some people develop the condition, while others do not. Regardless of how or why you developed this anxiety disorder, 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 psychological support and PTSD treatment for those living on the Gold Coast, in particular, Coomera, Upper Coomera, Oxenford and Hope Island.

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Monday9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday8:30am - 12:30pm

 

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What is PTSD?

PTSD is essentially an anxiety disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event or that can occur with chronic exposure to trauma, such as domestic violence. PTSD is a sustained reaction to these stressful events. Long after the trauma has ended, people may continue to relive their experience through flashbacks, nightmares, anger, sadness or fear.

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 significant accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents;

This is a brief list of the most common situations where people may suffer from the condition, and is by no means exhaustive. We are aware that there are many other events that can trigger PTSD.

Understanding the symptoms

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;
  • Fertility issues.

In some cases, you may only experience one or two of these manifestations, or you may experience a range of them at various times.

PTSD treatment across Coomera and surrounds

For those within Pimpama, Oxenford, Hope Island and across the Gold Coast, who are experiencing issues in this area, seeing a professional in PTSD treatment may help to relieve symptoms and triggers of this condition. It is recommended you seek help when the distress and emotional toll from a traumatic event is affecting your work, school, home life or day-to-day living.

 

Dr Bartholomew believes in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their emotions and behaviours, while learning coping mechanisms to see them live life to the fullest.