This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

A tearful anxious patient - managing PTSD

Comment

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk is the best exploration of PTSD I've read and shows how the USA are leaps and bounds ahead of us in terms of trauma management (mainly because of the Vietnam war, 9/11 etc). I've struggled to manage PTSD well because EMDR and t-CBT simply aren't available locally, despite their proven benefits. I'm sure a lot of our demographic have issues w. complex trauma and would benefit more from the above recommendations that the ineffective depression/anxiety pathways they get filtered into. Trauma centres as per USA practice would be a fantastic development.

Posted date

29 Dec 2017

Posted time

5:41pm

required
required
required