Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
What is PTSD?
PTSD can develop following a traumatic event that threatens a persons safety or makes a person feel helpless. PTSD causes someone to relive the event in flashbacks.
Experiencing a traumatic event can cause PTSD to develop.
- Natural disasters
- Car or plane crashes
- Terrorist attacks
- Sudden death of a loved one
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Childhood neglect
- Re-experiencing the traumatic event
- Avoiding reminders of the traumatic event
- Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
There are different kinds of therapy's and medication that can help relive symptoms of PTSD.