PTSD

Dealing with any amount of stress in your life can bring with it certain mental and physical challenges. Feeling stressed can have an effect on a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and life activities, and have an impact on work, family life, and overall wellbeing. An overload of stress can present difficulties for some in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Those suffering with stress that is left unmanaged can, over time, experience significant health consequences, including mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. A serious form of stress, which can result in many debilitating physical and mental health effects, is PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it, and can result in nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety. Several forms of treatment are available, including medications and specific forms of therapy. Specific stress management techniques can also be very effective. Doctors, therapists, and wellness professionals specializing in PTSD can offer specific diagnosis and treatment plans. If you are looking for these resources within your own community, or you would like help finding a doctor or other medical clinic that can offer guidance and advice, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship

How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy

War, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disasters. All crises have one thing in common: Victims often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones suffer right along with them. In this book, couples will learn how to have a healthy relationship, in spite of a stressful and debilitating disorder. TheyÆll learn how to: Deal with emotions regarding their partnerÆs PTSD Talk about the traumatic event(s) Communicate about the effects of PTSD to their children Handle sexual relations when a PTSD partner has suffered a traumatic sexual event Help their partner cope with everyday life issues When someone has gone through a traumatic event in his or her life, he or she needs a partner more than ever. This is the complete guide to keeping the relationship strong and helping both partners recover in happy, healthy ways.

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD

A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT

If you’ve experienced a traumatic event, you may feel a wide range of emotions, such as anxiety, anger, fear, and depression. The truth is that there is no right or wrong way to react to trauma; but there are ways that you can heal from your experience, and uncover your own capacity for resilience, growth, and recovery. Overcoming Trauma and PTSD offers proven-effective treatments based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you overcome both the physical and emotional symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This book will help you find relief from painful flashbacks, insomnia, or other symptoms you might be experiencing. Also included are worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help you start feeling better and begin your journey on the road to recovery. This book will help you manage your anxiety and stop avoiding certain situations, cope with painful memories and nightmares, and determine if you need to see a therapist. Perhaps most importantly, it will help you to develop a support system so that you can you heal and move forward.

Effective Treatments for PTSD

Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.

Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD

A 10-Week Program for Healing After Trauma

It may not seem possible at first, but you can make a full recovery after trauma Many traumatic experiences naturally heal with time and become part of your past, like old scars. But when you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumas flare up in your life again and again, causing stress and making it difficult to focus on the here and now. Months and even years may pass, but the memories don't fade and let you move on. A clinically proven therapeutic method called mind-body bridging can help you to finally heal and recover from these difficult experiences. Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is a straightforward, self-guided mind-body bridging program that you can complete in ten weeks. You'll use your body to settle your mind, develop the skills you need to recover from PTSD, and start to feel connected, confident, and in charge of your life. • Stop feeling detached and numb and start feeling alive again • Notice the tension in your body and experience it melting away • Reduce flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and restlessness • Keep track of your progress as you move toward making a full recovery

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

A Comprehensive Manual

The culmination of more than 25 years of clinical work and research, this is the authoritative presentation of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written by the treatment's developers, the book includes session-by-session guidelines for implementation, complete with extensive sample dialogues and 40 reproducible client handouts. It explains the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of CPT and discusses how to adapt the approach for specific populations, such as combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and culturally diverse clients. The large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day use. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences Therapist Guide

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences, Therapist Guide outlines an empirically-validated treatment program for use with those individuals who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. Based on the principles of CBT and Prolonged Exposure, this program helps clients to confront safe but anxiety evoking situations in order to overcome their excessive fear and anxiety.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness

How often have you heard the term “PTSD” or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? We know that it exists but do you really know what it means? Many of us suffer from PTSD and yet, have no idea what it is, how to recognize it or it’s triggers and what’s worse, we have no idea what to do about it. Many of us suffer from it and don’t realize it until we are embroiled into fits of unexpected anger, depression and even worse, suicide or suicidal tenancies. Not to mention, domestic violence, divorces, and child abuse that are direct side effects of severe PTSD. PTSD, Shell Shock or nay other “war related” description that has been attached to it has existed since war began and yet, little has been done to educate those who suffer the effects or secondary effects of it for those most affected by it. This book will educate you on the terms, causes, signs and symptoms, triggers or possible outcome of untreated Post Traumatic Stress. PTSD is not a death sentence nor should it be feared at one, however, knowledge is key to helping all of those who suffer the consequences of PTSD.

Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD

This volume presents an innovative psychobiological framework for understanding and treating PTSD. A major emphasis is the need to reformulate diagnostic criteria and treatment goals to reflect emerging knowledge about the complex pathways by which trauma disrupts people's lives. Within a holistic, organismic framework, the editors identify 65 PTSD symptoms contained within five (rather than the traditional three) symptom clusters, and spell out 80 target objectives for treatment. Expert contributors then provide detailed presentations of core therapeutic approaches, including acute posttraumatic interventions, cognitive-behavioral approaches, pharmacotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychodynamic techniques, as well as approaches to working with specific populations, including children, refugees, and the dually diagnosed. The concluding section reviews and synthesizes all case material presented, examining which symptoms are addressed by each of the core approaches, which treatment goals are met, and which clients can most effectively be helped. Combining cutting-edge theoretical exposition with clear-cut recommendations for practice, this is an ideal resource for clinicians, students, and researchers.

Treating Trauma Survivors With PTSD

In recent years, considerable research, as well as clinical guidelines based on study findings, has been published on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A gap remains, however, between the controlled environments and protocols used in intervention research and the more complex and often imperfect settings and situations that clinicians must navigate in daily practice. Moreover, clinicians routinely see patients whose comorbid substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, or medical illness would likely exclude them from research studies. In short, although the extensive literature is certainly helpful in articulating the various treatment modalities available to clinicians, the strength of the evidence for the efficacy of the treatments, and the recommendations and personal preferences of experts, the literature does not address the real-life dilemmas that clinicians face in attempting to treat trauma survivors. What is needed is a way to bridge the gap between research and practice -- to "translate" study findings into everyday clinical realities. Treating Trauma Survivors With PTSD answers that need. Its authors, experienced researchers and clinicians who are at the forefront of conceptual discourse on trauma and PTSD, are uniquely qualified to offer guidance on these issues. Among the specific topics covered are the following: Diagnosis and assessment of and treatment planning for trauma survivors with PTSD, including clinical presentations related to trauma exposure and PTSD and the implications of comorbid symptoms and disorders Treatment matching in clinical practice -- how treatment outcome findings can be used to develop profiles for predicting which patients are most likely to respond to which treatments Medications useful in the treatment of PTSD and the strength of the empirical evidence for their efficacy Trauma in children and the efficacy of various treatments, including a discussion of how treatment for children differs from that for adults Assessment and treatment of multiply traumatized patients -- those with both recent trauma and a history of childhood trauma or abuse Treatment of trauma survivors in the acute aftermath of traumatic events, including a review of some of the exciting developments in the field regarding risk factors (e.g., normal vs. pathological coping responses) that influence which individuals are most likely to develop PTSD after such events. These topics have never been more relevant than now, in the wake of the attacks that shook our country on September 11, 2001. It is the authors' hope that by reading this book, mental health practitioners will gain more confidence in applying the specialized techniques described in empirical studies to their own practices and clinical realities.

Neuropsychology of PTSD

Biological, Cognitive, and Clinical Perspectives

The emotional and behavioral symptoms associated with PTSD have been widely studied, but until recently, much less was known about neuropsychological aspects of the disorder. This volume brings together leading experts to synthesize current knowledge on how trauma affects the brain. Integrating compelling insights from neurobiology with clinical and cognitive perspectives, the book presents cutting-edge theoretical advances with major implications for assessment and treatment. Clearly written and well documented, the volume explores the emergence of neuropsychological dysfunction in specific trauma populations: children, adults, older adults, and victims of closed-head injury. Coverage encompasses a range of chronic problems with memory, attention, and information processing, including biases in the ways that PTSD sufferers attend to and remember emotionally relevant information, as well as how they encode and retrieve trauma-related memories. Throughout, authors back up their arguments with salient empirical research, highlighting key findings from functional neuroimaging and electrophysiology. Methodological dilemmas and controversies are also addressed, such as the challenges of studying a disorder with frequent psychiatric and medical comorbidities. Timely and authoritative, this comprehensive work provides vital knowledge for trauma specialists and other researchers and clinicians, including neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. It will also be of interest to advanced students in these areas.

Neurobiology of PTSD

From Brain to Mind

Neurobiology of PTSD outlines the basic neural mechanisms that mediate complex responses and adaptations to psychological trauma, describing how these biological processes are impaired in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Throughout three comprehensive sections, expert authors present detailed analysis of the neural circuitry of emotion, biological findings in post-traumatic stress disorder, and neuroscience informed treatment and prevention. This book is a foundational resource for psychiatrists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and allied health professionals.

What Nurses Know...PTSD

A holistic overview of the disorder describes symptoms, causes, and the currently available treatments while providing tips for managing stress, discussing the situation with a doctor, and finding sources of help.

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Recovery Centre (The)

Private centre focused on the treatment of various forms of trauma, PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries. A variety of treatment modalities are personalized to meet the each individual's need and goals. Treatment modalities include CBT, Critical Incident Interventions, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experience Treatment and other affect regulation strategies. Payment options explored with clients.

Recovery Centre (The)

Private centre focused on the treatment of various forms of trauma, PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries. A variety of treatment modalities are personalized to meet the each individual's need and goals. Treatment modalities include CBT, Critical Incident Interventions, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experience Treatment and other affect regulation strategies. Payment options explored with clients.

Recovery Centre (The)

Private centre focused on the treatment of various forms of trauma, PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries. A variety of treatment modalities are personalized to meet the each individual's need and goals. Treatment modalities include CBT, Critical Incident Interventions, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experience Treatment and other affect regulation strategies. Payment options explored with clients.

Recovery Centre (The)

Private centre focused on the treatment of various forms of trauma, PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries. A variety of treatment modalities are personalized to meet the each individual's need and goals. Treatment modalities include CBT, Critical Incident Interventions, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experience Treatment and other affect regulation strategies. Payment options explored with clients.

Age to Age Training, Education and Counselling

Provides support to individuals, couples, families and groups with psychological issues caused by life’s stressors including but not limited to mental health, MVA, traumas and psychosocial stressors * specializes in relationship/marital issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, drug addictions, anger issues, sexual related issues, and other issues affecting one’s mental health * also specializes in trauma and bereavement counselling * services can be provided through e-counselling, phone and Skype counselling * treatment methods include CBT, DBT, TDP, mindfulness, relationship counselling, family therapy, couple's therapy, individual and group counselling

Age to Age Training, Education and Counselling

Provides support to individuals, couples, families and groups with psychological issues caused by life’s stressors including but not limited to mental health, MVA, traumas and psychosocial stressors * specializes in relationship/marital issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, drug addictions, anger issues, sexual related issues, and other issues affecting one’s mental health * also specializes in trauma and bereavement counselling * services can be provided through e-counselling, phone and Skype counselling * treatment methods include CBT, DBT, TDP, mindfulness, relationship counselling, family therapy, couple's therapy, individual and group counselling

The Brantford Integrative Health Centre

Therapies offered:
* acupuncture
* botanical medicine
* clinical nutrition
* counselling - psychotherapy, counselling (individual, couples, family)
* EAP/FEAP - Employee Assistance Program for counselling anxiety, depression, stress, relationship, divorce/separation, PTSD, OCD
* homeopathic medicine
* natural supplementation
* pain management
* physical medicine
* massage therapy
* osteopathy

Homewood Health Centre - Addiction Medicine Service

In-patient care to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Based on the goals of abstinence and behavioural change, services incorporate mental health, occupational groups and life-stage issues (uniformed professionals, healthcare professionals, young adults, older adults.)

Also offers treatment for co-occurring illnesses, such as addiction / PTSD and addiction / mood and anxiety disorders.

Service is provided in three phases: Assessment, Detoxification and Stabilization; Recovery; and Aftercare and Relapse Prevention (52-week aftercare program)

Niagara Stress and Trauma Clinic

A private service offering individual, couple & family therapy, by Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Clinical Social Workers. Specializes in EMDR trauma therapy for stress and trauma-related difficulties. EMDR can eliminate PTSD (anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, over-reactive anger, stress, complicated-grief). It can also help with substance abuse and eating disorders. EMDR has been validated by the American Psychiatric Association as being an evidence-based effective therapy. Also provides EMDRIA-Approved EMDR training programs, workshops & consultation to other clinicians.
Clinical Supervision is offered for the general practice of counselling and psychotherapy and for the practice of EMDR.

Niagara Counselling Services - Niagara Counselling Services, St Catharines - St Catharines

Private counselling agency, offering client-centered, solution-focused, and confidential services for:

* personal, child, marital and family issues
* anger management
* substance/drug abuse, gambling
* stress, PTSD, and pain management
* abuse - elder, abused women/abusive men
* troubled teens, young offenders
* depression, anxiety, panic disorder, self esteem
* learning disabilities, special needs,
* grief/bereavement
* eating disorders, health, nutrition
* academic, career, small business and employment counselling
* ADD/ADHD/ODD

Mike Powell Counselling Services

Counselling and mediation available for individuals * couples * families and groups * Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counselling * addiction assessment and treatment * trauma counselling * grief and loss counselling * anxiety counselling * depression counselling * conflict resolution

Front Line Medical Canada

In care facility or in home medical care, pediatric to palliative care * personal care, companionship, meal preparation, medication reminder, housekeeping, dementia care, falls prevention * specialization in Mental Health PTSD, RN and PSW care