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Effective Treatment for PTSD


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops following a traumatic event or events characterised by intrusive thoughts about the incident, reoccurring distress and anxiety, flashbacks and avoidance of similar situations. This often leads to depression and other related mental health disorders. PTSD affects around 3 million Australians at some time in their lives.

The good news is that PTSD is a treatable disorder. The Monarch Mental Health Clinic offers a range of treatment pathways that have been proven effective in combating PTSD. As a psychiatrist-led Australian mental health care provider focusing on early access to innovative next-step services for people experiencing mental health conditions including PTSD, we provide accessible treatment options at a range of locations around Australia.


What Causes PTSD?

PTSD can occur when fear, anxiety and memories of a traumatic event don't go away. The feelings and emotions persist for a long time and interfere with your ability to cope with everyday life.

PTSD is very common and affects more than 500,000 people per year in Australia. First-responders such as the police, fire and ambulance officers along with veterans of the armed forces are particularly at risk. PTSD is also more common in females.

It can affect anyone, particularly when exposed to situations like:
  • Military combat
  • Accidents
  • Abuse or assault
  • Natural disasters

PTSD can happen immediately or can develop over time and affect your wellbeing and social interactions. It is a complex condition, which symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Being on edge
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Flashbacks
  • Irritability and/or anger
  • Depression, anxiety and/or stress
  • Headaches, stomachache, chest pain
  • Emotional numbing
  • Abuse of alcohol and/or drugs

Treatment for PTSD

Getting effective treatment as soon as PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reducing symptoms and improving function. There are several PTSD treatments available across Australia, and the best course of action for each person will depend on their individual circumstances. As well as established PTSD treatments, there are also emerging therapies that may be suitable for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related symptoms.

Recommended treatments for PTSD in adults include:

  • Psychological treatments, particularly those designed specifically for the treatment of PTSD. 
  • Medication treatments, both to help with symptoms of PTSD and co-occurring conditions such as depression.
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Initial consultation with a psychiatrist bulk billed.

The Monarch Health Group Can Help

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Psychiatrist-led mental health service


Fast access to all services


Evidence-based, individualized treatment programs


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Initial consultation with a psychiatrist bulk billed.


Medicare rebates available on all treatment programs

The Monarch Mental Health Group can help

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