Resulting from exposure to a traumatic or life-threatening event, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder. Current data suggests that 8% of the U.S. population are prone to PTSD. While the main reasons for PTSD include combat or assault experiences, a wide range of...

To begin with, don't give up on them and do your research. PTSD has some symptoms that are designed to push people away from them and keep them isolated. The main symptom clusters are avoidance, a re-experiencing, negative change in mood, and hyperarousal. All of those...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder occurring in people who have experienced a traumatic event or a series of such events. Any person can be prone to PTSD, depending on the event they have experienced. PTSD is common in children who have experienced...

Will I ever heal? This is one of the most common questions in regards to PTSD. The optimistic answer is anything is possible, so yes. The other side: maybe not completely, so no.Recovery or learning to cope with PTSD depends on the individual set of...

A psychological disorder as a result of a frightening or traumatic event is termed as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Any negative incident, including exposure to death, physical injury, mental or physical abuse, and so on, can result in PTSD. Some of the major reasons for PTSD...

Mathew is experiencing the trauma of his grandson's death. Mathew, a 62-year-old man, saw his grandson Patrick dying in a road accident. A speeding truck rammed into the car John was driving. His grandson was sitting next to the driver's seat. John survived the accident as...

Managing PTSD during and post COVID-19 surely requires nerves of steel, mainly for older adults. Thoughts like 'when will things get better? Will I survive this pandemic?' are likely to creep in and make your life even harder. I say it's normal to get anxious at...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disturbance in a person after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or dreadful event.Incidents like road accidents, physical or mental abuse, losing close ones, or assault can lead to PTSD.Basically, any incident that leads to a risk of getting...

Anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event that might have made them feel devasted, shocked, or helpless can get prone to PTSD or Post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD usually has long-term effects on the patient, ranging from flashbacks to anxiety.Incidents like war, crime, road...

Often it has been seen in people who have suffered a cruel event that they lose control over their emotions long after the incident. It's normal to go through emotional changes after trauma until you heal one day. However, people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder fight...