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PTSD stands for Post traumatic stress disorder. It occurs as a result of a traumatic experience, commonly life threatening situations. Due to these events, the individual will have stress-related reactions that do not go away and cause distress and affect everyday life. One of the more common reactions is reliving the traumatic event in nightmares or memories that keep occuring.
Great answer. Most people think of soldiers, but it can apply to any life event that causes suffering, undue stress, and strife. Toward the end of my fathers life, he experienced it, from flash backs to the war, the woman, and children who he saw die
Thanks for the insight. I know it affects more people than soldiers, but that's who my focus is on.
PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - in the case of war veterans and soldiers, it's sometimes called Shell-Shock (after seeing another soldier being blown apart during war, for example). This doesn't necessarily have to be so severe though, as the previous answer states the sufferer may go on living the experience. The most common symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks and nightmares of the traumatic experience. However, severe types of abuse, stress, harassment, etc can also cause PTSD. In most cases I believe it takes about 5 years to recover from PTSD.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.
I have Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD problems as I suffered grievous road accident some years ago. The symptoms were sever in months of accidents. There were hallucinations.Gradually symptoms decreased.
Sorry to hear that you went through so much and happy to hear you are getting better
I'm sorry you experience these horrible things. The Army training and operations that I've done gives me nightmares to the point that I don't want to sleep. I experience anger that I didn't have before either.
post tramatic stress disorder. I am probably spelling wrong. They have a lot of emotional issues from what I understand
PTSD comes about after a major trauma that the brain can not fully process. It is different for different people. Some have severe flashbacks of the trauma, while others simply develope anxiety disorders. A person can have multiple traumas which result in multiple cases of PTSD at the same time.
I have P.T.S.D and have written about it extensively. It is something I would not wish upon anyone. It can take control of your life and all aspects of your life. You may want to read my hub:
http://jthomp42.hubpages.com/hub/Posttr … order-PTSD
Thanks everyone for their input! I am thinking about starting an online campaign to raise awareness for soldiers who have PTSD. If anyone has any suggestions as to what I should put on my site, or groups that I could raise money for, my email is email@example.com. I'm going to put my first payout from HP as a donation to one of the groups that I choose. Thanks everyone.
great idea, might want to try your local veterans organizations. Such as american legions, or vfw posts. Will share to facebook.
Ok thanks very much. I got a very basic website started, though since I'm on vacation for my friend's wedding, I don't have more time to work on it. supportustroops.webs.com
It is a syndrome most common not just in soldiers but also in other high risk professions, such as Policemen and Firefighters. It is also experienced by people who went through traumatic experiences such as crimes, accidents, disasters and the like. When they have been subjected to such traumatic experiences and are unable to get past it, this state of mind progresses into more serious psychological problems and behavior modifications that often have damaging results. This is the reason why soldiers need to undergo destress therapy sessions in order to overcome or avoid it from developing into more serious conditions.
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