Christian Patterson

Have you ever witnessed a traumatic event? Are you still experiencing memories from it? PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is the biggest problem in the U.S. military today. PTSD is caused by a traumatic event in a situation of intense fear, injury, or death.

PTSD Is most common in soldiers, however, it can occur in other situations. According to, PTSD can be caused by, assault, rape, physical and sexual abuse, witnessing people go through events and more. If someone has PTSD, it can cause a short temper, anxiety, insomnia, and other mental problems. PTSD is a big problem, but there are many ways to treat it such as talking to someone about it, group sessions, and medication. In conclusion, PTSD is a serious problem that people should be more aware of.

5 To know Before You Go

  • PTSD causes your mucles to quiver and shake, that is one of the few physical problems

  • PTSD usualy changes the way people act and think

  • Many kids are diagnosed with PTSD due to child abuse

  • Seeing images of the aftermath of a traumatic event give someone PTSD

  • 1700 children are having trauma theiripy


Works Cited

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Rosen, Marvin Rosen. Understanding PTDS. Philadephia: Chelsea, 2003. Print.

Wyles, Mary S. "The Long Shadow of Trauma." Psychotherapy Networker 1 Mar. 2010: 1-8. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.

What is PTSD? (Whiteboard Video)