Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder

By: Heetanshi Joshi TB7

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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

Signs or Symptoms

  • Re living the traumatic event in nightmares, flashbacks, or disturbing mental images.
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma like people, places, or activities. Also avoiding talking about the event.
  • Emotional Numbness: feeling detached from the rest of the world.
  • Experiencing hyper vigilance: Being jumpy, irritable, or tense.

How does Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affect someone?

With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder people may...

  • feel super-stressed
  • have strong emotions
  • be easily irritated
  • have jitters
  • have trouble sleeping, eating, and concentrating.

PTSD is another name for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How is PTSD diagnosed?

PTSD is diagnosed by seeing and talking to mental health professionals who treat anxiety problems. You can also take medication to help reduce anxiety, panic or disorder.

How is PTSD treated?

PTSD can be treated by seeking professional help or talking to a therapist or guidance counselor about the event. They can help with stress management, and anxiety. Reducing your worries can also help you to deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Interesting Fact About PTSD

Frequent thought and images of what happened during the event that caused the trauma, and nightmares or fears can actually be a part of recovering from the stress.