What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a stress-related disorder often developing after a traumatic event. Individuals may have recurring dreams, flashbacks, or bad memories of the event triggered by sights, sounds, or smells.
What are the symptoms?
- Re-experiencing type symptoms, such as recurring, involuntary and intrusive distressing memories, which can include flashbacks of the trauma, bad dreams and intrusive thoughts
- Avoidance, which can include staying away from certain places or objects that are reminders of the traumatic event. A person might actively avoid a place or person that might activate overwhelming symptoms