by Thaddaeus Nypaver
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. Research has shown that there are over three million cases of PTSD that are reported in the U.S. every year. Symptoms of PTSD may include self-harm, hostility, insomnia, nightmares, sleep deprivation, lack of emotional response, agitation, anger, irritability, hyper-vigilance, social isolation, and the inability to feel pleasure. Prescription treatments for PTSD are, Paroxetine (Paxil), Fluoxetine (Prozac), and Sertraline (Zoloft). Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists are specialists who can help people with PTSD. mayoclinic.org is where you can learn more about PTSD, its causes, risk factors, treatments, and its prevention.