Have you ever felt like a traumatic event from your past keeps intruding on the present? Perhaps you struggle with nightmares, flashbacks, or a constant sense of being on edge. These could be symptoms of childhood trauma in adulthood or, as it’s more commonly known, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event and is more common than you might think. While some people recover naturally with time and support, others experience symptoms that significantly impact their daily lives. If you suspect you or someone you know are showing symptoms of childhood trauma in adulthood, they might have PTSD. It’s essential to understand the signs and seek professional help.

The effects of childhood trauma can linger into adulthood, manifesting in various ways.

Common Signs of PTSD

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  • Behavioural Changes: People with PTSD might experience increased irritability or anger outbursts. They may seem withdrawn or disconnected, isolating themselves from loved ones and social activities. For example, someone who witnessed a car accident might become easily startled by loud noises and have sudden outbursts of anger on the road.
  • Avoidance: The trauma can lead to a strong desire to avoid anything that reminds them of the event. This might include places, people, sights, sounds, or even conversations. Someone who experienced a break-in might avoid returning to their neighbourhood or similar houses. They might also become uncomfortable around certain people or avoid conversations about crime or violence.
  • Sleep and Concentration Difficulties: PTSD can significantly disrupt sleep patterns, making it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Concentration can also become challenging due to intrusive thoughts and memories.
  • Nightmares and Flashbacks: Nightmares that vividly relive the traumatic event are a hallmark symptom of PTSD. These nightmares can be so intense that they disrupt sleep and leave the person feeling exhausted and emotionally drained. Flashbacks are intense, disturbing memories that feel like the event is happening again. For instance, someone who was in a fire might experience flashbacks triggered by the smell of smoke or sirens.
  • Increased Risk of Substance Abuse: People with PTSD often use alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with their symptoms. This can be a temporary way to numb the emotional pain, but it ultimately leads to a dangerous cycle of addiction that worsens their mental health in the long run.

Find Help And Healing At The Cabin Chiang Mai

The Cabin Chiang Mai facilities

If you’re struggling with PTSD, you’re not alone. The Cabin Chiang Mai is a dedicated rehab centre with a professional programme designed to help individuals overcome the challenges of PTSD.

Our team of experienced therapists understands the complexities of trauma and PTSD. We offer a range of evidence-based therapies to help you process your experiences, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and ultimately reclaim control of your life. These include:

  • Individual Therapy: You’ll work closely with a therapist to explore your trauma, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and manage your symptoms of childhood trauma in adulthood.
  • Group Therapy: Connecting with others who understand your struggles can be incredibly helpful. Group therapy sessions provide a safe space to share experiences and support one another on the road to recovery.
  • Holistic Approach: We believe in treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The Cabin Chiang Mai incorporates mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, and healthy lifestyle habits into the programme.

The beautiful and serene environment of Chiang Mai provides a peaceful backdrop for your healing journey. Our facilities are designed to promote relaxation and well-being, with comfortable, luxurious accommodation and access to nature.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for how long rehab lasts. Our programme’s duration depends on the severity of your symptoms, the nature of your trauma, and your individual progress. However, many people find significant improvement within treatment programmes lasting 30 to 90 days, with continued support available afterwards.

Take The First Step

If you’re ready to take charge of your mental health and overcome PTSD stemming from childhood trauma in adulthood, The Cabin Chiang Mai is here to help. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan for your needs.

Don’t wait any longer to start your healing journey. Contact The Cabin Chiang Mai today for a confidential consultation.

About the Author

Dr. Saji Joseph

Dr. Saji Joseph

Gradueted MSW, PhD. Certified addiction therapist who has worked in multiple international rehabs since 2009 with a strong focus on treating addiction and related psychiatric comorbidities. His PhD work focuses on addiction relapse, and his practice is based on scientific evidence, ethics and compassion. He is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist (CSAT) Level 3 by the Asia Pacific Certification Board and an International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) Level 3 by the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification.

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