Cope with post traumatic stress disorder after an attack
One of the things which can easily cause post traumatic stress disorder is an attack. Whether you are attacked by a stranger or someone you know, the aftermath of this type of situation is bound to be stressful, upsetting and leave you feeling less safe than before, even though the immediate threat has gone. There are ways in which you can cope with PTSD after an attack, and here are a few of them.
Know the symptoms
Post traumatic stress disorder which is triggered by an attack has more specific symptoms than other types of PTSD. These include:
- Reliving the attack
- Avoiding social situations, or situations where you are alone in public
- Lack of trust
- Anger and hostility
Find out what treatments there are
There are a wide range of treatments for PTSD and your doctor should be able to refer you for any or all of them depending on what you feel you need. Research as many as you can to give yourself an idea of what treatment options there are and what you feel would work best for you.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Group therapy
- Prolonged exposure therapy
Use solicitors in Llandudno to claim compensation
Using solicitors in Llandudno to claim compensation against your attacker puts you firmly back in the driving seat, allowing you to take back some of the power that they have taken from you. The best way to find experienced solicitors in Llandudno is to use Accident Advice Helpline, which works with the best solicitors in Llandudno, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis. Our solicitors in Llandudno also work on your behalf, so that you don’t have to face your attacker in court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Try forums and online support
If you research this type of attack on the internet you should immediately come up with a number of support websites and forums which you can join and speak to others who have gone through similar experiences to you. Knowing that other people have gone through the same thing as you, and have come out the other side, should help you to come to terms with what happened, and start to get to a point where you feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Face your fears
After some treatment and some time has passed, it may be time to consider facing your fears and starting to put yourself into situations where you feel a little less comfortable. You should never put yourself at risk, but start to push the boundaries a little. Once you feel comfortable with one situation, you can try another, until you start to feel as though you are getting your life back.
Date Published: 9th April 2014
Author: David Brown