Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

Symptoms of this disorder - Flashback, nightmares, intense anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

A person can tell if they have PTSD if they relate to any of the symptoms. Some other symptoms include negative changes and thinking and mood, lack of interest in activities you used to love, always being on guard for danger, being easily startled or frightened etc..

A person can call a doctor, talk to a friend that will help you get help or call a hotline to get help and treatment for this disorder.

Treatments for disorder include psychotherapy such as exposure therapy and cognitive therapy and medications such as prazosin and antidepressants.

About 7.8% of Americans will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives, about 5.2 million people will experience PTSD throughout the course of a year.

To get more information on this disorder anyone can talk to a professional, read pamphlets or visit websites dedicated to educating others on PTSD.

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