Category Archives: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a shocking, frightening or life-threatening event. Any individual who lives through a traumatic event may feel defensive and a “fight-or-flight” response. However, when the symptoms continue long after the event, it may be PTSD. An individual with PTSD often feels stressed… Read more »

PTSD and Who It Can Affect

Life’s ups and downs can be more than a tad bit overwhelming when stress builds up around a certain event or situation. People are unique and handle stress in different ways, depending on a number of factors, such as past experiences, personality type, lifestyle, etc. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, as defined by the National… Read more »

Coping with PTSD & Dissociation

A surprising number of people will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at one point in their lives. PTSD affects all types of people at different stages in life, and this, by no means, reflects on the strength of the individual who is suffering. Many traumas are out of the individual’s control, such as injury or… Read more »

What is PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event in which there was an actual or perceived threat of death or injury to themselves of another.  People with PTSD often re-live the traumatic event through distressing dreams, flashbacks, or by becoming agitated and/or hypervigilant around anniversaries or other dates… Read more »