The treatment of PTSD at Kindt Clinics
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD can arise when someone has experienced an (often life-threatening) experience that he / she has not been able to cope with properly. Someone with PTSD often has re-experiences of the trauma. In certain situations, while sleeping, or at unexpected times. Physically, this can manifest itself in palpitations, tremors, sweating, breathing faster and a feeling of panic. Other symptoms of PTSD can include concentration problems, irritability, sleeping problems, decreased interest in others or activities, aggression, shame and depressed mood.
Take a look at the treatment of PTSD
The Perfect Man (VPRO)
A cure for fear (documentary)
Memrec is suitable for certain types of PTSD
Memrec has been shown to be effective for the treatment of PTSD. This only applies if the PTSD was caused by a one-time (or short-term) trauma that you can still remember well.
If it concerns PTSD after a longer traumatic period or otherwise complex PTSD, Memrec is unfortunately not suitable, and you may benefit more from other forms of cognitive behavioral therapy. This also applies when there are no (vivid) memories of the trauma, or when it is not possible to feel the emotion associated with the trauma.
Approach to treatment for PTSD
The treatment is similar to the treatment of a phobia. The difference is that with a phobia treatment we actually confront you with your fear, while with a PTSD treatment this is done imaginary (by talking to you in a certain way). Depending on the trauma, we sometimes do this in combination with technology (such as virtual reality).
In this way, in the treatment, we activate the brain connections that cause the irrational feelings of fear. If this is successful, the pill will help to prevent the strong emotion from being stored again this time, as it normally would.
The effect is abrupt and therefore sometimes hard to believe. In most cases, two treatment sessions are sufficient to resolve the complaints. Your memory of the traumatic experience is still there, but the intense emotion that accompanied it is no longer there.
Suitable for you?
To determine whether the Memrec method is suitable, we would like to know a little more. Complete the self-test and immediately receive a preliminary indication whether the treatment is suitable for you. You can also indicate in the form whether you want us to contact you.
Success factors for treatment
Two factors are important for the treatment of PTSD to be successful. First, it must be possible to evoke the emotion associated with the trauma during the treatment. And second: you are willing and able to feel that emotion during the treatment session (s), 'to dive in'.
Interview with former client of Merel Kindt
Learn more about Memrec in PTSD
Maybe you still have questions or you are unsure whether the Memrec method is suitable for your complaints. Please feel free to contact us to submit your situation to us. All our employees are psychologists, so you will immediately be contacted by someone who can help you further.