May 15, 2020

In part one of this blog, I talked about the recent changes in how the different ways in which people can present after traumatic events are recognised, as reflected in the revised ICD11 criteria for PTSD and the inclusion of CPTSD as a diagnosis. In part two, I will t...

April 15, 2020

As a research assistant working with the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), I am pleased to talk about an exciting collaboration between NCMH and the Traumatic Stress Research Group (TSRG) at Cardiff University.

In part one of this blog, I will talk about our cur...

Introduction

My name is Radha Nair-Roberts and until 2015 I was an academic researcher. However, after a severe bout of optic neuritis in my 4th year at Oxford University, aged 21, I was shocked to receive a diagnosis of MS. Despite this, for the following two decades h...

December 16, 2019

My name is Kali Barawi and I am a PhD student within the Traumatic Stress Research Group (TSRG) at Cardiff University. I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd international Annual Meeting of the I-AM-PHD summer school, during the 16th-18th of September. I-AM-PHD is a...

December 1, 2019

Repost from 'The Mental Elf' https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/ptsd/ptsd-current-picture-istss2019/

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common and often disabling mental condition characterised by re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal phenome...

September 8, 2019

Hello, my name is Chantelle Wiseman and I am a trainee psychiatrist and PhD student who is currently looking to identify risk factors for PTSD. I work at the University of Bristol, but a large amount of my project is also based at Cardiff University too, because I am f...

July 12, 2019

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is treated in a variety of ways and for some people these methods work, and their quality of life is improved. However, for some people suffering with PTSD and in particular complex PTSD (CPTSD) the conventional methods of treatmen...

February 21, 2019

Natalie Simon talks about the Team’s recent publication, Associations between perceived social support, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD): implications for treatment

Social support is an important risk factor in the development and maintenanc...

April 5, 2018

The days following the incident were spent establishing normality and routine at work and within my home and social life. I didn't want to speak about the incident in front of my daughter, and my parents whom I saw daily. I wanted them to be reassured that I was 'okay'...

April 5, 2018

This occured in 1995, at the Pupil Referral Unit in Merthyr Tydfil. I was teacher of the Junior Class of children with emotional and behaviour problems, and shared the building with a Senior class of Key Stage 3&4 children. 
It was lunchtime, and the children and some...

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