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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


This site explains PTSD, the causes and common symptoms and where to get support.  There is also a useful video were people share their experiences of PTSD and information for family and friends.


An NHS resource that explains PTSD, causes and common symptoms.  This site also has a video of someone talking about their experiences of PTSD.  There is also a section on Complex PTSD and a link to further information about this.


Moodjuice is a Scottish NHS self-help resource.  They produce useful self-help guides on a range of issues.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have produced a leaflet for people who have experienced a traumatic event and for people who know someone that has.  The leaflet has more detailed information about PTSD, including neurobiological causes and treatment options.  There are also links for further information and reading.  This leaflet also briefly talks about Complex PTSD.

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David Baldwin is a psychologist based in Oregon, USA.  He has written a website that has masses of the latest research on trauma and treatment.  The site has been recognised internationally for it's collection of material on trauma.


Somatic experiencing is a therapy based on the work of Peter Levine. This is a 30 minute video that demonstrates the neurobiological response to trauma.  Peter Levine's work is based on observing animals responses to trauma which he has applied to humans to better understand our innate responses to trauma and how it becomes 'stuck' and can evolve into PTSD symptoms.