Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can develop in any person after the terrifying event. This normally happens when a person feels helpless or feel threat to their safety. Most commonly soldiers are affected with this disorder, but this might happen to anyone. This normally affects a person who has personally affected with the traumatic event or who have witnessed the event.
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PTSD differs with every person and most of the symptoms may appear on the day or other after the terrifying events. Some of the common causes are natural disasters, war, accidents, sudden death of a loved ones, and childhood neglect. In some people, the symptoms gradually disappears, but the real PTSD symptoms never disappears.
There are different types of symptoms for PTSD and most common types are avoiding reminders of the trauma, re-experiencing the triggering event, emotional arousal, and increased anxiety. Other common symptoms include guilt, anger, self-blame, depression, feeling alone, feeling of betrayed, irritability, and physical pains.
The symptoms of children are very different from that of adults. If a person suspects about PTSD, then they should immediately seek help or support. Getting early help is very important because early treatment is better, PTSD can be connected with other health conditions, and most importantly PTSD affects the family life.
There are various treatments available for the condition such as family therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and EMDR. More than this, self-help and support is very important to control this condition. Other than this, people affected with this condition should avoid alcohol and drugs, and reach others for help.