Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Practical Solutions to Improve Lives

post-traumatic-stress-disorderPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most serious anxiety disorders. This was first recognized during World War II as "shell shock." Individuals with PTSD have had a trauma that continues to affect them long after the trauma has passed. These traumas can be a single episode, or something that happens over long periods of time. 

PTSD is diagnosed when the trauma resurfaces when you are not experiencing the trauma.  Symptoms of PTSD include the re-experiencing of the traumatic event and an increase in anxiety. Often, PTSD causes bad dreams, flashbacks to the traumatic event, panic attacks, constant worry, agoraphobia, and a host of other difficult symptoms. Individuals with PTSD may experience a sense of a limited present and future.  This makes it difficult to pursue new opportunities, interact with family, and seek support for their struggles.