What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?

what is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

"Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event. That is, they have experienced or witnessed an event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them, and led to feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. This can be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or disasters such as bushfires or floods."

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

"People with PTSD often experience feelings of panic or extreme fear, similar to the fear they felt during the traumatic event. A person with PTSD experiences four main types of difficulties:

Source and further information:

Beyond Blue - Types of Anxiety

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