"I feel my PTSD is poorly understood"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Clinical psychology Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Clinical psychology Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by rs34 (as ),
I am an ex-service man who has been diagnosed with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan.
The care I have received from the NHS has been very poor - I am under the recovery team in Grantham. I feel some staff insinuate that I am pretending to be ill and seem to have no idea what PTSD is like. The social worker I met was sarcastic and bossy and told me that they have patients with real problems to see to, and really made me feel like I was wasting her time.
The psychologist was nice, but I only saw her for 6 times so am no better.
I am very disappointed in how bad the care is - when I was under the RAF mental health services they were brilliant and really understood how I felt.
I strongly feel that if the NHS is to look after us they should be properly trained. The social worker didn't even know what a flash back was.