Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by Taliah S.
what is PTSD an how does it effect someone?
I like to think of it as experiencing something scary, and from that point on as time goes by you cant stop thinking about it and it comes back up at random times when you see things that remind you of it.
Signs and Symptoms of PTSD
- Reliving the traumatic event. this includes nightmares, flashbacks, or disturbing mental images
- Avoiding reminders of the event. this includes avoiding people places or activities that remind that person of the event.
- emotional numbness. they feel detached; they wont feel the same about the world.
- Hyper vigilance. meaning they can be easily startled or jumpy. due to high levels of stress hormones. difficulty concentrating and trouble sleeping are part of this.
Who develops PTSD?
How Is It Treated?
sometimes, people are afraid of seeking help because they get worried that it will bring back memories that they are trying to avoid