Post-Traumatic Stressed Disorder

October 26, 2016

 Witnessing serious events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood can cause Post-traumatic syndrome. It’s not common for people who have experienced disturbing events to have flashbacks, nightmares or intrusive memories when something terrible happens. These difficulties may have emotional impact the way the survivor interacts with others.


People having Post-Traumatic Stressed Disorder aka PTSD often experience three different kinds of symptoms:

  • First set of symptoms consist of living through again with trauma in some way such as becoming distraught when confronted with a disturbing reminder or thinking about the trauma when you are trying to do something else.

  • Second set of symptoms involves either staying away from places or people that jog your memory of the trauma, separating from other people, or numbness.

  • Third set of symptoms consists of things such as feeling on guard, short-tempered, or startling easily.

Overall a person who suffers from trauma may have certain common reactions. These reactions have an emotional impact to the people that surrounds a certain person. Family and friends then act in response to how the survivor is behaving; in turn this may affect the person who went through the trauma. Support system is very important for trauma survivors; social support is one of the best things to keep in contrary to getting PTSD.


A lot of treatment approaches may be useful in dealing with relationship issues. Seek a professional help today, visit www.MidCitiesPsychiatry.



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