Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an Generalised anxiety disorder disordercaused by very stressful,frightening or distressing events.
Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.
They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia , and find concentrating difficult.
These symptoms are often severe andpersistent enough to have a significant impact on the persons day-to-day life.
It's often more severe if the trauma was experienced early in life as this can affect a child's development.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a single very stressful, frightening or distressing event, or after a prolonged traumatic experience.
The main treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are psychotherapy or medication.
Complex PTSD may be diagnosed in people who have repeatedly experienced traumatic events, either as a child or an adult.
In some exceptional cases, the vivid recollection of a trauma can cause distress many years after the incident. Andy, an ex-fire officer, describes his