In general, Traumatic or stressful events are relatively variable and then psychological distress based on them are also different. Further, sometimes, symptoms are similar with the symptoms of anxiety then we need treat them as they related to anxiety. However, many times there are other than anxiety- or fear-based symptoms.
The symptoms, based on DSM, are anhedonic and dysphoric, externalizing angry and aggressive, or dissociative.
As each client has their unique signs for PTSD and particular cause(s) of the PTSD , I need to individualize a treatment approach for them. Indeed, different age and different terrible events need to be recognised and identified. Further, it is important to know how the PTSD impacted on the client and even their family to make a critical treatment plan for them. Evidenced-based treatment(s) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) are using during my counselling sessions with my clients with PTSD.
In my counselling session(s), along with using the therapy approach mentioned above, there are some instances of help for such clients are but not limited: