Fitzwilliam Private Hospital,

Milton Way, South Bretton
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9AQ

Secretary: Alison Hill -

        Phone: 07533 567161

Dr Manaan Kar Ray
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MBBS, MRCPsych, MS (Psychotherapy), Msc (Psychiatry)

3 in a 100 people may develop PTSD at some stage in life.

Antidepressants are effective in treating PTSD

Trauma focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR

Key Facts

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.

Royal College


After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But by seeking treatment, reaching out for support, and developing new coping skills, you can overcome PTSD and move on with your life.

Just hearing news of events, such as the London bombings in July 2005, incidents in the war in Afghanistan, or the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, can have a lasting effect on you. If you are actually present during a disaster of this nature it’s likely that you will become extremely distressed. Likewise, if you are involved in, or witness, events such as road accidents, muggings, and sexual or physical assaults, these experiences may also cause you deep emotional injury. There is no doubt that the reactions that may follow can seriously hamper and interfere with your life.

Some survivors have objected to the use of the term ‘disorder’, because they see such reactions as an entirely normal and understandable response to abnormal events. But regardless of whether the term ‘disorder’ or ‘syndrome’ is used, the diagnosis recognises that there are events and experiences that are beyond our control, and which may fill us with fear or horror, and can cause extremely disturbing psychological symptoms.


Treatment for PTSD relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it, treatment will encourage you to recall and process the emotions and sensations you felt during the original event. In addition to offering an outlet for emotions you’ve been bottling up, treatment for PTSD will also help restore your sense of control and reduce the powerful hold the memory of the trauma has on your life.

In treatment for PTSD, you’ll:

Positive ways of coping with PTSD:

Helping a loved one with PTSD

Private Clinic:

Fitzwilliam Private Hospital, Milton Way, South Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9AQ

NHS base:

Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF

Dr. Kar Ray’s Profile

NHS Responsibilites: Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge

Fulbourn Hospital. Interior shot of the hospital with female nursing attendants in their pristine uniform c.1890s

Basic and Specialist Training in Psychiatry from Oxford Deanery based at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford

Neuroimaging research experience while working at the Dept of Psychiatry, Oxford University.

Private Secretary:

Alison Hill - 07533 567161


Why Should I Seek Help for PTSD?