TRAUMA & ACUTE STRESS DISORDERSAT THE VERUS BONIFATIUS CLINIC
In trauma, patients suffer from a delayed psychological reaction to an event that was highly stressful or exceptionally threatening. Examples of such events can be unprocessed traumas from childhood, a serious accident or a natural disaster. The fact that many soldiers suffer from PTSD after a deployment shows that acts and experiences of war are also considered triggers.
TREATMENT FOR TRAUMA & ACUTE STRESS DISORDERS
We help our patients to provide them with a path to healing at the highest level of quality in an efficient and effective way. We remain aware of the whole body and soul of our patients. We strive to offer our trauma & acute stress disorder patients a unique healing experience in a mindful, respectful and caring environment. Trust, honesty, respect, integrity and dedication are the pillars of our care for you and your loved ones.
Our healthcare professionals place great emphasis on providing care that takes into account their physical and psychological limitations. In addition, at the Verus Bonifatius Clinic, all patients suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome are shown a great deal of understanding for their situation. The interaction of body and mind is of utmost importance for the relief of their symptoms in our home.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR TRAUMA AND ACUTE STRESS DISORDERS
Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment are essential in overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder. The treatment itself can be carried out on an outpatient basis – in combination with individual therapy sessions – or on an inpatient basis, if the patient wishes. First, the professionally trained staff will inform the patients in detail about the disease, if possible with the involvement of the family or other caregivers, and suggest a suitable therapy concept. The therapy itself consists mainly of psychotherapy, which focuses on the traumatic experiences of the past. In some cases, those affected also have to take medication in order to maintain their psychosocial level.
Once the patients are sufficiently stabilised, the traumatic experiences and the associated memories must be dealt with step by step.
SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMA AND ACUTE STRESS DISORDERS
Trauma manifests itself primarily in the symptoms of re-experiencing, which take the form of flashbacks or daydreams. The occurrence of nocturnal anxiety dreams is also one of the most common forms of re-experiencing.
- emotional dullness
- Indifference to the environment and other people
- Active avoidance of activities and situations that could evoke memories of the trauma.
- Memory gaps about the traumatic experience
- Sleep disorders
- Irritability, difficulty concentrating
- increased vigilance
- pronounced jumpiness
DIAGNOSIS OF TRAUMA AND ACUTE STRESS DISORDERS
If there is a possibility that a patient has been affected by trauma, a comprehensive medical consultation with a detailed anamnesis takes place. The trained professionals ask the patients to explain the symptoms in detail and to explain the clinical picture. Therapists can be guided by different criteria that are specifically classified for the history of mental disorders, such as post-traumatic disorder.