Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once thought to only affect people in the military due to their shocking, terrifying and dangerous encounters during war. While this is still a very common and understood disorder for people in the military, it is also common for anyone who has suffered from a trauma in life.
The way PTSD develops is through a traumatic or series of traumatic events that triggers your body into a “flight or fight” mode. This releases stress hormones to give you the energy to survive. This process can make your brain be in a perpetual state of danger mode. Even when you are safe and secure your body remains in high alert, and the stress is perpetuated.
Signs and Symptoms of PTSD
- Upsetting flashbacks
- Difficulty sleeping
- Emotional deadness
- Uncontrollable anger
- Guilty feelings
- Avoidance of events or places that remind you of the event
- Lack of interest in things you typically enjoy
PTSD can appear in anyone, young and old, including children. According to WebMD, 8% of Americans will develop the condition at some point in their lives. There are factors that make you more susceptible to PTSD such as childhood abuse, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or a lack of social support.
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