Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Occupational Stress Injuries Counsellors

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Occupational Stress Injuries

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that usually starts within the three months of a traumatic incident. It has been reported that in rare cases, PTSD symptoms may only occur after a number of years.

Three groups of symptoms are present in people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Increased anxiety / emotional arousal includes anger or irritability, overwhelming shame or guilt, sleeplessness and self-destructive behaviour. The second group of symptoms, known as intrusive memories, causes flashbacks to the traumatic event and upsetting dreams. The third group of symptoms that a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patient may experience, includes emotional numbing or avoidance. This group of symptoms includes memory problems, poor concentration, feeling emotionally numb, a sense of hopelessness, and an avoidance of activities that the person used to find enjoyable.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms may be present for a while, disappear and then return again. General stress may increase the symptoms, as can reminders of the traumatic incident.

Therapists who address  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder generally use one, or a combination of trauma therapies to treat it. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is commonly used and can help a person to change their reactions to traumatic memories.

Exposure therapy can help a person reduce the amount of fear related to the feelings and thoughts associated with past traumatic events. Cognitive therapy helps a person to change the way he or she thinks about the event and the aftermath of a traumatic incident. It will help a person to identify thoughts that cause fear and anger, and learn ways to replace those thoughts with less stressful and more empowering thoughts.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who offers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related issues you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Occupational stress injuries (OSIs) are mental health conditions resulting from chronic stress and trauma that have been experienced in the workplace. These injuries can present as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other mental health disorders. OSIs are a growing concern in modern work environments, prompting the need for increased awareness, support, and preventive measures to safeguard employees' mental well-being.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist with specialized training in occupational stress injuries you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

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Paulo Matos

Ph.D., R.Psych
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Graham Butler

M.C., RCC
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M.S.W., RCC
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