PTSD Can Occur In Anyone

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PTSD Can Occur In Anyone

 

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

This extremely deliberating illness has no bounds on gender, age or cultural background. PTSD can take place in anybody, anywhere, anytime.

This disorder isn't the result of weakness or personality problems. It happens as a reaction to chemical changes in the brain after direct exposure to traumatic events.

Trauma caused by these situations can occur after experiencing or seeing a terrible event. This might entail an actual or perceived threat of injury or fatality. Can also consist of an all-natural catastrophe, combat, an attack, physical or sexual assault or a number of other traumas.

Individuals with PTSD have an increased feeling of fear. Their all-natural fight-or-flight reaction is damaged, resulting in feeling stressed out or frightened even in risk-free circumstances.

Often known as "combat fatigue" or "shell shock", PTSD has had increased public awareness recently due to the high number of returning combat veterans being diagnosed with the condition.

SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:
According to the National Institute of Mental Health symptoms can fall into the following categories.

Changes in Mood:
-  Negative thoughts about yourself.
-  Guilt, worry, or blame about what happened.
-  Decreased interest in activities that were once enjoyable.

Avoidance:
-  Inability to express feelings
-  Avoiding people or situations that are reminders of the event.

Re-experience:
-  Flashbacks or the feeling of the event happening over and over,
-  Physical or mental discomfort when reminded of the event.
-  Frequent nightmares about the event.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE:

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of PTSD please seek medical professional help straight away.

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  • Ardi McCormack