PTSD – or post traumatic stress disorder – has gone by many names over the years. Shell shock. Battle Fatigue. Trauma. The symptoms can be confusing to the trauma survivor and to the people around them. Common emotional issues like depression, anxiety, phobias and insomnia are sometimes symptoms of trauma.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is not just regular pain. It’s as if the traumatizing event plays on a continuous loop in your head and will never go away. Events such as natural disasters, war, terrorism, accidents, prison, rape, assault, or abuse can lead to post traumatic stress. When such horrifying events happen, people can walk around living in constant fear and wondering how the rest of the world could just go on like nothing happened.
People with PTSD can feel hopeless and constantly confused and in distress.
Some common symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder:
Trauma survivors deserve to have a normal, healthy, recovered life. If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD, don’t give up hope. Even the deepest wounds can heal. Counseling for post traumatic stress disorder can help.