Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop after a person has experienced a traumatic event. Common traumatic events include being raped or sexually abused; being attacked or badly hurt; having a loved one die or be hurt; being a victim of a crime, and experiencing war or terrorism. The traumatic event caused the person to be physically hurt or violated, or it put the person or others around them in danger of being hurt or killed. During the traumatic event, the person felt very scared, horrified, or helpless.
Serious cases of PTSD require the assistance of a psychoanalyst, but there are many traumatic situations occurring in everyday life where the Post Trauma Recovery process can help people by providing early intervention which will help them with their emotional trauma.
Organisations and individuals wishing to discuss Post Trauma Recovery are invited to contact IGO to discuss specific needs.
(Also See IGO Health Maintenance Programme.)