When a person experiences a traumatic event that has threatened their life or safety, or the safety of those around them, they can be left with intense feelings or fear and helplessness. This can trigger responses such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts and high reactivity. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
A person may develop PTSD after a traumatic event such as a car crash, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.
Many people show symptoms of PTSD in the first few weeks after a traumatic event but recover on their own with the support of family and friends. Others may require treatment and support from health professionals.
Effective treatment for PTSD involves a mix of inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient psychological services.
Northside Group Cremorne Clinic offers specialised inpatient and day programs for Defence Force personnel experiencing anxiety and/or depression symptoms. We offer a supportive, friendly and safe environment allowing you to learn and develop strategies to manage your symptoms, and reduce the restrictions that they place on your life.
Our inpatient service is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team who will provide you with 24 hour care.
We will provide you with a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.
Through the inpatient service you will have :
Our program provides education about PTSD, supportive group therapy for managing grief, survivor guilt and self esteem issues.
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