Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms, Assessment & Diagnosis

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event such as threatened death, serious injury, sexual violence, warfare, or other threats on a person’s life. The condition may develop not only after directly experiencing the trauma.

Same Day Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, we endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible. You no longer have to wait to be seen by an expert and can be seen alongside your journey with the NHS, With your consent, we can also share the full consultation report with your GP.

Expert Assessments

Furthermore, talking therapies such as psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and family therapy can help the individual come to terms with the traumatic event, develop coping mechanisms and deal with the aftermath of the event.

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

15-minute Consultation with Patient Advisor

Schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with a Patient Advisory. This is an opportunity to discuss your condition where the Patient Advisor will suggest the most appropriate route to suits your specific needs.

Video Consultations Available

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street.

We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

PTSD Symptoms

Typical symptoms may include recurrent thoughts, memories and dreams of the traumatic events, attempts to avoid trauma-related cues, changes in behaviour, and problems in concentration and sleep.

Left untreated PTSD can seriously impact on the individuals’ life including relationships with family and friends. Sadly, many people turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping.

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.
Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis

The diagnostic process will usually involve two consultations, one with a mental health care specialist (psychologist or psychiatrist), who will ask you about your symptoms, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, followed by a series of individualised neuropsychological assessments performed by a neuropsychologist.

A physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging scans are sometimes necessary to rule out other physical problems that could cause your symptoms.

In cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will do everything humanly possible to treat symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, involving as many specialists as required, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

Risk Assessment & Prevention

Risk assessments, prevention strategies and tools are used as it is far more efficient to prevent a disease from developing rather than try to treat it once it has progressed.

However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will ensure to its upmost ability in treating the symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

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Hear From Our Happy Patients

The staff at Dementech have been so helpful these past few months during very difficult times, especially Shakeela and Anca who have been so responsive and supportive, and Dr Areti Pavlidou who has that rare prefect mixture of expertise, sound medical advice and sincere compassion. Thank you all!B Kirwan
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PTSD Treatment

Our trauma treatment at Dementech uses a holistic approach and helps patients re-process the trauma so that memories which are being re-experienced are processed into narrative, explicit memory rather than implicit and somatic memory.

Furthermore, talking therapies such as psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and family therapy can help the individual come to terms with the traumatic event, develop coping mechanisms and deal with the aftermath of the event.

Drug treatments for PTSD are not to be used as a routine first-line treatment but can be considered under specific circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES THE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan. You will also receive a full consultation report.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

IF I AM SEEN PRIVATELY, WILL I BE TAKEN OFF THE NHS WAITING LIST?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEO CONSULTATIONS?

Yes. We are now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street. We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCE?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

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