Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops
after traumatic experience(s) involving physical harm, the threat of physical harm or an experience of intense fear, horror or helplessness.
Most individuals with PTSD
repeatedly relieve their trauma through flashbacks during the day, or as nightmares in their sleep. These flashbacks are
triggered by ordinary occurrences, and the person
may lose touch with reality, believing that the traumatic event is happening all over again.
intense feelings of distress, and individuals with PTSD would
often avoid situations which would trigger their memories of the traumatic experience(s).
If you or someone you know is still experiencing strong feelings of distress after a previous trauma, or are feeling unsure, seek professional help by contacting CHAT for a
mental health check.
Tips extracted from “beating Combat Stress: 101 Techniques for Recovery” by Jon Henden.
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