June 27, 2022

According to WebMD; “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which there was a serious physical harm or threat.”

What causes PTSD?

Well according to this definition, something that is “experienced or witnessed”. So if you see someone get killed in front of your face, if you are in a car accident, if an older person threatens to hit you, sexual violence, domestic violence, assault, and war.

These things cause lasting effects, when not treated through psychotherapy develop longterm lasting effects that are often times debilitating in nature. The crippling effects of PTSD are felt by many different types of people. A little boy or girl trying to make sense out of a car accident. Who is to blame, and why did it happen?

Parents sometimes feel the effects that linger in their kids minds. They try to help them understand the events. Friends and family are also ones that a person with PTSD, try to hold onto.

The VA describes the symptoms of PTSD as; “A mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life0-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.”(What is PTSD?”

The claim is, “it is normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event.” (Feelings of PTSD)

“If Symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD.”

Get Help! Don’t wait, and do not hesitate to reach out to medical professionals who are trained in how to help you.