What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious condition that can happen when a person has experienced trauma from war, accidents, rape, death of a loved one, exposed to violence. Almost 8 million Americans age 18 and older have PTSD. About 67 % of people exposed to mass violence have developed PTSD, an even higher rate than those involved in a natural disasters.
Signs & Symptoms of PTSD
Individuals with PTSD have issues with
- ongoing depression and
- anxiety for a long period of time.
- People that have experience trauma may have difficulty with family and other close relationships.
- They may have issues with trust, communication, being distant.
According to the National Center for PTSD from the office of verterans affairs. They have found that Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Medication if needed are recommended.