Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that may develop following the individual’s exposure to a traumatic event.
Not everyone who is exposed to a terrifying event will suffer from PTSD. Hence it is not just the event; it is the subjective response that defines the trauma.
Some of the symptoms include persistent and re-experiencing memories, thoughts, images, feelings or nightmares triggered by ordinary events.
Some of you may also feel detached, numb or avoid situations that trigger the traumatic memories.
Sometimes PTSD is accompanied by depression, anxiety or substance abuse.