Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD is the development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event. Traumatic events can be experienced directly or indirectly which include assaults, serious car accident, a natural disaster, personal assault and abuse, terrorist attacks and military combat.
Signs and Symptoms of PTSD
- Reliving traumatic event
- Avoiding reminders of the trauma
- Emotional numbness – feeling numb or detached
- Hypervigilance – startled easily, on edge jumpy irritable, or tense. Increased stress hormones the person may have trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating
How does PTSD affect someone?
How is it diagnosed?
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