Around 30 per cent of people who have experienced a traumatic event suffer from PTSD, a disorder which see’s the sufferer replaying the event to such an extent that it begins to cause thoughts, images, memories and an overwhelming sense of fear connected to the event.
Dr Alex Yellowless a consultant psychiatrist and director of the Priory Hospital in Glasgow has said that the Chilean miners who have just been rescued could be at risk of developing PTSD.
“Some of the miners may get clinically depressed and it’s important that they are offered the right kind of help so that they can recover.” Explained Dr Yellowless.
A number of different treatments are available to treat people with PTSD. These include treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, post trauma counselling, hypnotherapy and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) to name but a few.
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Original article from Living.STV.TV