Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
When Does PTSD First Occur?
PTSD can develop at any age, including in childhood. Symptoms typically begin within 3 months of a traumatic event. Once PTSD occurs, the severity and duration of the illness varies.
- People who have experienced previous traumatic events run a higher risk of developing PTSD.
- 60-80% of the young population going through trauma like a natural disaster, sexual assault and abuse, suffer from PTSD.
- PTSD can not only be triggered by a thought or a picture. Even a relatable smell or sound can instantly bring in post-traumatic depression in people, at any time.
- A person living with PTSD may enact to be happy and live in denial for several months until the condition gets noticed.
- Women are more likely than men to develop PTSD.
- The disorder is often accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or one or more other anxiety disorders.
- In severe cases, someone with PTSD may have trouble working or socializing.
Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation, and anxiety is a reaction to the stress.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed and re-experiencing the trauma of an event, Get some help. Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to speak to a Therapist.