Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or (PTSD) is a type of an emotional illness. It can occur after you have seen or experienced a traumatic event. After a traumatic event it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxiety, and disconnected. When this trauma is to overwhelming and does not go away; you might feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories that do not fade, this is post-traumatic stress


  • Frighting thoughts, and memories
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Nightmares
  • Disturbing recalls during the day
  • Sleeping problems
  • Flash backs
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of interest
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  • Guilt, shame, or self-blame

Events that could have lead you to have PTSD:
  • War
  • Natural Disaster
  • An accident, like a plane or car crash
  • Terrorist attack
  • Sudden death of a loved one
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • physical or Mental Abuse
  • Childhood neglected

Treatments for PTSD are to relieves symptoms by help you deal with the trauma you've experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any memories of it, treatment will have you recall it and talk about it. Therapy is one of the treatments, you go and talk about the event or experience and explain what happen in detail. From every emotion and sensation to your reaction, and how you feel about that experience
  • Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma
  • Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust
  • Learn how to cope with the trauma and control intrusive memories
  • Address problems PTSD has caused your life and relationships

Post-Traumatic stress disorder affects your daily life! This disorder can make you depressed, which affects you and can affect the people around you. You will feel stressed and disconnected, depressed and feel like your life will never get back to normal. Post-Traumatic stress will affect you everyday and will affect others, until you address your problem.

PTSD occurrences:
veterans: 30%
battered women: 45%
sexually abused children: 50%
adult rape victims: 35%
Men have 30% greater risk of being involve in a traumatic event than women, since they are more prone to witnessing a death/injury and experiencing accidents, nonsexual assault, combat, disaster, fire, serious illness, and injury.

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