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 …

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 …

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 …