Do you know PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The flashbacks, anxiety, nervousness, the feeling of helplessness. It can go from being on edge, to being prepared for an attack. You have found the PTSD Zone.

PTSD stands for Post traumatic stress disorder, that is caused by a trauma that one goes through. Many Americans in the world have PTSD. It has many symptoms as well. Does it have anything to do with genes? What are the chances that one can develop it? What types of people develop it? All of these questions will be answered in this article.

What is it?

What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder. It is a disorder a person can have if they have had a trauma in their life. However the worse the trauma is the more likely one is to develop PTSD. They may not notice it instantly, often a month or more after the trauma. One who has PTSD has many different symptoms such as having flashbacks of the trauma. People who have PTSD may also feel helpless, or may dislike or completely avoid people or objects related to the trauma.


Does PTSD have anything to do with genes?

Monozygotic twins are more likely to develop PTSD from their mothers than dizygotic twins. This makes the heritability rates 30-40%.Despite the fact that there is not enough research, people are still trying to develop cures. There is also not much more information on the genes due to the small amount of research. In the future hopefully there will be more research on the genetics of PTSD, allowing for a larger understanding on its predisposition.


What are the chances that someone will develop PTSD?

49% of people who are raped develop PTSD, so there is a relatively large chance that someone will develop PTSD. However the more intense the trauma is the more likely one is to develop the disorder. The National Center for PTSD says that 55% of people develop PTSD. It is said that women are more likely to sexual assault and that children are sexual abuse. 7 or 8 people out of 100(7-8%) will develop PTSD. 10% for women and 4% for men.

Common people

Who are common types of people to develop PTSD?

According to the National Center for PTSD, there are a few common types of people who develop PTSD: Victims of sexual or physical assault, kids who were once physically or sexually abused, and soldiers exposed to combat. Although, the more bad the trauma is the more likely one is to develop PTSD, so there are many more types of trauma that can cause

PTSD is a mental illness, that has many different symptoms that vary from person to person. It is never noticeable instantly, and can appear after many months or years. It has something to do with genes, and the likeliness of getting it is quite high. It can go from being a little scared, to attacking things related to the trauma. PTSD is like a bad dream, trapped in the car you almost died in, or seeing the murderer who killed your father. Only difference is that you never wake up.