Why PTSD?

Research by the mental health charity Mind has shown that people working in the emergency (”blue light’) services are more likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than the rest of the population.1 Perhaps this is hardly surprising bearing in mind the types of situations and sights that …

Trauma, PTSD and childhood experience

A while ago I wrote a post on trauma1 and, closely related to this, one on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 2  One of the key points that I highlighted in those posts, and which I think is worth reiterating, is the fact that even though many people experience at least one …