Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Emmi A

Some Other Names

PTSD is the most common shorter version of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event.

Signs or Symptoms

  • Reliving the traumatic event
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • Emotional numbness
  • Hyper vigilance

How Does it Affect Someone?

It causes a lot of stress and makes you go insane, you will have anxiety, fear or panic. You will also be easily irritated, have strong emotions, jitters, and trouble sleeping and eating. An example is getting nightmares that remind you of the event.

How is PTSD Diagnosed?

If you experienced a trauma and you develop symptoms that come in three months after the event.

How is it Treated?

PTSD can be treated in many ways. Normally, it doesn't go away on its own and without treatment symptoms can last for months or even years. You should start off by going to a mental health professional. You can get therapy in a safe environment and relieve your stress. You shouldn't be afraid to talk to someone, talk to an adult you trust.

Fun Fact About PTSD

Many people who have this disorder got it from being part of 9/11 or being in the military,