Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Hannah N. TB: 2

What is PTSD?

PTSD- the development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event.

Trauma- Events can be experienced directly or indirectly.

Signs or Symptons

  • Reliving the traumatic event~ nightmares, about trauma
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma~ avoiding places where trauma happened
  • Emotional Numbness~ they feel numb and don't feel the same way as a different person
  • Hyperviigilance~ They get easily started, on edge, jumpy, irritable, or tense

How does PTSD affect someone?

Any kind of extreme stress, involving direct personal experience

For example: when you experience injury or death or a close friend

Other names or form


How is PTSD diagnosed?

Any mental physician can work with them.

How is PTSD treated?

Without treatment symptoms can last for months. Mental specialists in treating anxiety problems are usually experienced in working with people with PTSD.

Interesting Facts

Seeking help from a professional for overcoming PTSD is a step that makes some people worry that it means they're "crazy". But often it's the best thing they can do to manage their stress.