Post Traumatic Stress

Disorder (PTSD)

 

If you have disturbing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they’re severe, or if you feel you’re having trouble getting your life back under control, then you may have PTSD.

It is triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Approaching a mental health professional and getting treatment as soon as possible can help alleviate the symptoms.