PTSD & Loved Ones

The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be far-reaching and debilitating. The symptoms of PTSD can harm your physical health, mental health, profession, and relationships. You might feel isolated, have trouble keeping a job, find it difficult to trust other people, and have a problem with controlling or expressing your emotions.

 

Why Healthy Living Is Important For PTSD

A person with PTSD is at a much greater risk of developing multiple mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. For instance, researchers have observed that people with PTSD are about six times as likely as someone without PTSD to develop depression and about five times as likely to develop another anxiety disorder. Regular treatment and a healthy lifestyle can alleviate the symptoms of PTSD.