Common Signs of PTSD and Why Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is The Recommended Treatment
UK mental health experts, Onebright, have outstanding outcomes when delivering talking therapies like CBT Therapy to individuals who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD. Below, they share some common PTSD triggers that can happen to you, a loved one or even a stranger:
- Memory problems and difficulty retaining information
PTSD memory loss happens because there is little room in the brain for the little things. Memory loss sufferers may struggle to recall small details of their daily lives. You may notice they lose things frequently or periodically miss engagements with friends or loved ones’ birthdays.
- Lack of concentration
People who undergo Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD with one of our Onebright therapists often report the difficult time they have paying attention or concentrating on everyday tasks. This is not related to having a ‘bad memory’ but rather a result of being anxious.
- Physical difficulties
Many people with PTSD experience several physical symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, chest pains, weight gain or stomach aches. Often the person does not realise the connection between the physical pain and the traumatic event.
- Poor relationships or fallouts
The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem-solving. These problems may affect how the individual acts with people around them, creating a circular pattern that can have a lasting effect on relationships.
- Trouble staying awake
An estimated nine in ten people with PTSD have insomnia. This is primarily due to hyperarousal, in which the individual cannot relax. This can lead to the individual struggling to stay awake at work or experiencing a drop in energy levels.
Choosing Onebright for PTSD Treatment
The methods used in a CBT Therapy session are intended to help individuals with PTSD gain a more objective understanding of their traumatic experience, return their sense of control and self-confidence, and improve their ability to cope and reduce avoidance behaviours. To discuss with a clinician your symptoms relating to PTSD, get in touch with the team at Onebright to schedule an appointment.