Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1134 WordsJan 12, 20155 Pages
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after seeing or living through an event that caused or threatened serious harm or death. Symptoms include flashbacks or bad dreams, emotional numbness, intense guilt or worry, angry outbursts, feeling “on edge,” or avoiding thoughts and situations that remind them of the trauma. About 60% of men and 50% of women experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. The reasons why some people develop PTSD are still being studied. There are biological, psychological and social factors that affect the development of PTSD. PTSD can affect all kinds of people in many different situations. People who have repeatedly experienced severe neglect or abuse as an adult or as a child, severe repeated violence or abuse as an adult, such as torture or abusive imprisonment and even police, fire fighters or ambulance workers are also likely to suffer from PTSD as they often have to deal with horrifying scenes. The most common person suffering from PTSD are soldiers returning from war that may have been be shot at or blown up, and most likely has seen friends killed or injured. People who suffer from this illness usually can show symptoms immediately or as soon as weeks to a few months from the traumatic event that happened. There are three main types of symptoms of PTSD: 1. Flashbacks and Nightmares: People will relive the traumatic events over and over again during the day, these are
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