Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition is caused by a traumtic event. There are symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event that happened. Doctor's are not sure why people get PTSD. The most common events leading to the development of PTSD include:
- Childhood neglect and physical abuse
- Being threatened with a weapon. Many other traumatic events also can lead to PTSD, such as fire, natural disaster, mugging, robbery, car accident, plane crash, torture, kidnapping, life-threatening medical diagnosis, terrorist attack, and other extreme or life-threatening events. A good friend of mine has PTSD because of going to war in Iraq. He has become severely depressed and he is a completely changed person.
Unfortunately, deployments can really do that to a person. PTSD has become such a wide spread issue that many professionals and persons suffering from the "disorder" have come to call it PTS. Mainly because it is something you will live with forever; where a disorder sounds more like some thing you can get rid of. I happen to be a Veteran and if your friend needs any help please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org.ReplyDelete