Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is PTSD?

The post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by a traumatic situation, whether you have experienced or witnessed it. Symptoms tend to include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.


The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can appear within a month of a traumatic event, but they can sometimes take years to manifest. These symptoms cause significant problems in social and occupational situations, as well as in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to do your daily tasks.

When should you see a doctor?

If you’ve been having troubling thoughts and feelings about a traumatic situation for more than a month, if they’re serious, or if you’re having trouble regaining control of your life, speak with a health-care professional. To reduce the chances of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder worsening, seek treatment as soon as possible.


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