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.

Treatment Options at Ramsay Clinic Cairns

At Ramsay Clinic Cairns, we offer a comprehensive range of programs and services specifically designed to help you heal from trauma and manage PTSD symptoms.

This may include:

  • Inpatient Program: Our experienced multi-disciplinary team provides 24/7 care in a comfortable, stable environment, allowing you to focus on recovery.
  • Day Programs: We offer a specialised day program to help you manage PTSD symptoms. This program utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to address your current symptoms, reduce avoidance behaviours, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

We're Here for You

Our compassionate team is here to support you if you’re struggling with trauma or PTSD. Call us at (07) 4050 7000 to discuss your individual needs and the admissions process or click here to send an enquiry.

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