Post–traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after being involved in (or witnessing) a traumatic event.
There are many examples of how this condition may be brought about as well as those involved in combat:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Shooting, mugging, burglary, assault, bullying
- Disasters e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires or earthquakes
- Sudden unexpected or violent death of someone close
The symptoms can have a significant impact on day-to-day life. Speaking to your doctor is the first step and the best way to get a diagnosis if you suspect you have PTSD.