SL (Medical Facilities-PTSD) Serbia CG  UKIAT 07178
Date of hearing: 3 February 2003
Date Determination notified: 12 March 2003
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
"The degree of this disorder is severe and consistent with the description of traumatic events as above. Mr Luli's PTSD is approximately two and a half years duration and has not been reported and treated so far."
He suggested treatment, comprising 24 to 30 sessions of specialist psychological therapies and possibly treatment with anti-depressant medication. He suggested that the prognosis with the treatment is normally good and resolution of most of the symptoms should take place within a year. Some level of distress related to this disorder was likely to remain for several years to come. The report of Dr Higson, which is dated 8 March 2002, expresses the opinion that the appellant is suffering from long term psychological damage secondary to post traumatic stress disorder. There was nothing to indicate how Dr Higson is qualified to make this diagnosis. However, it has of course been confirmed by the psychiatric report prepared by Dr Zakrzewski. Dr Higson recommended counselling from a specialist in post traumatic stress disorder.