Trauma and PTSD

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.

How do we treat Trauma at Ramsay Clinic Lakeside?

Inpatient

The Clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated mental health professionals who are committed and passionate about providing quality evidence based mental health care. Our experienced, professional team aims to give patients the skills and confidence to manage their mental health concerns now and into the future.

All Psychiatrists who are credentialed with Ramsay Clinic Lakeside have admitting privileges to the Clinic.

Out inpatient program is where patients stay at the clinic for the duration of their treatment and receive help with issues including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychosis (ie Schizophrenia)
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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