Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Jasmine Jones

What does it mean?




  1. PTSD-- a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.

FACT 1

Two people may go through the same traumatic experience and only one may experience PTSD.

FACT 2

PTSD symptoms may come back under further stress, but the negative effects can be minimized as the survivor learns what they are and feels empowered to take care of him or herself.

FACT 3

Among the most troubling symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks, which can be triggered by sounds, smells, feelings, or images.

My Opinion.....

I believe PTSD is more serious than people see it as. It changes people lives forever in some cases. Although, It's a great thing that there are treatments, groups, and counselling to help those suffering with PTSD symptoms.

Works Cited

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