PTSD Intervention

trauma treatment, PTSD preparation, treat PTSD

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety causing you to feel helpless. PTSD is often seen in those who survived an assault, in military soldiers in combat, and in first responders.

Any unpredictable and uncontrollable event (or series of events) that overwhelms you with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can trigger PTSD. 

Common symptoms include:

  • sensory difficulties
  • upsetting memories
  • flashbacks
  • nightmares
  • intense physical reactions (sweating, pounding heart, nausea)
  • increased anxiety
  • emotional arousal
  • trouble sleeping
  • irritability or outbursts of anger
  • feeling jumpy and easily startled
  • hyper vigilance

Although PTSD is a mental illness it also presents as a brain injury showing difficulty concentrating, poor memory, and poor executive functioning (planning, organization, initiation).

Lisa's Holistic Rehab offers non-threatening and cutting edge interventions for PTSD to help calm down an overextended nervous system using sensory and reflex integration therapy and other effective interventions.

Lisa Dennis has been an occupational therapist since 1999 working with a diverse clientele. She has extensive experience in community home-care in Quebec and Ontario with the adult and geriatric population with physical disabilities. She has spent 4 years working in northern Labrador offering mental health and addictions services as well as school pediatric interventions with aboriginal youth-at-risk aged 6 to 24 years

Lisa's Holistic Rehab - Occupational Therapy Services