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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

ASSIST

A support organisation for people suffering from PTSD

T: 01788 560 800

 

 

Combat Stress

Provides outreach support to Ex-servicemen and women and their families

T: 01372 841 600

 

 

Victim Support

An organisation which offers support and practical help to people who have experienced trauma.

T: 0845 30 30 900

 

 

PTSD Phone Apps

PTSD Coach

The PTSD Coach app aims to help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. Features include:

-          Reliable information on PTSH and treatments that work

-           Tool for screening and tracking your symptoms

-          Convenient, easy to use skills to help you handle stress symptoms

 

T2 Mood Tracker

Tracks symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, stress and general well-being. This app has been suggested to be useful to share with clinicians and chart recovery. Available for Android and iPhone.

 

Useful PTSD resources and books

 

I can’t get over it – a handbook for trauma survivors

This work guides and supports readers through the healing process of recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from crime, accidents, rape, family violence, and sexual abuse.

Matsakis, A. (1992). I can’t get over it – a handbook for trauma survivors. California: New Harbinger Publications.

                               

Overcoming traumatic stress

This book demonstrates, with practical advice and tested exercises, how to find new, effective ways of coping with, and finally overcoming traumatic stress.

C. Herbert & Wetmore, A. (1999). Overcoming traumatic stress. London: Robinson.

 

Post trauma stress

For survivors of physical and emotional violence, advice from professionals on how to reduce the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress:

Parkinson, F (2008). Post trauma stress. California: New Harbinger

 

Post traumatic stress disorder: the invisible injury

A former sufferer of PTSD, David Kinchin tells his story and those of ten others. He describes in plain language what it is like to suffer from PTSD and explains all the complications the disorder can include. He gives advice on seeking help and the treatments available.

Kinchin, D. (2005). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Invisible Injury. Didcot, UK: Success Unlimited.

 

Understanding your reactions to trauma: a guide for survivors of trauma and their families.

This guide has been written to help you understand what goes on when you have been in trauma and how to move on from it.

Herbert, C (2002). Understanding your reactions to trauma: a guide for survivors of trauma and their families. Gloucester: Blue Stallion