Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Sid Inta

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition triggered by a horrific event.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Reliving the event of horror
  • Avoiding things that remind you of your trauma
  • Emotional numbness, or negatively
  • Anxiety

How does PTSD affect someone?

PTSD can influence your daily life by reminding you of your trauma at any given moment. This reminder can cause a sudden change in behavior, effect productivity, and alter your focus. You also may have a negative view on the world and feel like nothing matters.

What are other names of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post traumatic stress disorder has no alternate names, but is abbreviated as PTSD for short.

How is PTSD diagnosed?

PTSD can be diagnosed by a physician, mental health therapists, and doctors. A doctor looks for 3 things before diagnosis

  1. Re-experiencing Symptoms
  2. Arousal Symptoms
  3. Numbness or Avoiding symptoms

How is PTSD treated?

PTSD is treated with the help of a mental help professional, who can help you express your fear of an event in an open and safe environment.

Interesting Facts

  • 5.2 million people suffer from PTSD in the U.S
  • Abraham Lincoln was haunted by the death of 3 of his 4 children, and is thought to have suffered from PTSD from this
  • Vincent Van Gogh also suffered from PTSD