About PTSD

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a debilitating condition that can occur in people of any age. This psychiatric condition can develop after someone witnesses or experiences a terrifying event. Some of the most common triggers for PTSD include rape, military combat, natural disasters, and accidents.
 
In many cases, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and constantly relive the ordeal. Other common symptoms include:
 
  • Emotional numbness and sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Feelings of intense guilt.
 
In addition to causing mental and emotional symptoms, PTSD can manifest in physical symptoms such as:
 
Gastrointestinal distress
Dizziness
Chest pain.
 
Medications and carefully targeted psychotherapy are two of the methods used to relieve symptoms.
 
(Click PTSD to learn more about this condition, including factors that increase your likelihood of successful treatment.)
 

About PTSD

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