Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when a traumatic experience happens that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. This disorder can happen in any overwhelming situation especially when the situation is unpredictable. This stress disorder can affect the people who personally experience the event, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces after words. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder develops differently for everyone. Symptoms can appear as early as hours after, but usually takes weeks, months or even years for the symptoms to appear (Smith, 2011). Just a few possible scenario’s which cause PTSD are: War, natural disasters, car or plane crashes, terrorist attacks, sudden death of a loved one, rape, kidnapping, assault, sexual or physical abuse, and childhood neglect. Not everyone who experiences these events will develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
People who have this condition
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