Whoopi Goldberg

She suffers from PTSD after she saw two planes crash into one another when she was a kid.

Symptoms of PTSD

  • Reliving a certain event
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Triggers( Things that remind you of the event)

How it affects a person

A person who suffers from PTSD can have eating disorders, they can become anger really quickly and they can even become depressed. They can have sleeping problems which can affect how much sleep they are getting. They can also try to commit suicide or do self harm to themselves.

When does it start to affect the person

It can start to happen to people if they had a traumatic event happen in there lives like a car accident or a shooting. It is most common in people who have fought in war.

Why does it affect people

This type of disorder affects some people who have been in war. There are other causes for this disorder like there lifestyle if they have lived through an accident or have had a past with a mental illness.


An estimated 7.8 percent of americans will experience PTSD in there lifetime.