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. … Continue reading