Post-traumatic stress disorder, is an
anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely
traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural
People with PTSD may relive the event
through flashbacks and nightmares.
They avoid anything that reminds them of
the trauma and have anxious feelings that are so intense their
lives are disrupted.
PTSD can cause problems like
*Flashbacks, or feeling like the event is
*Trouble sleeping or nightmares
*Feeling worried, guilty or sad
PTSD starts at different times for different people.
Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then
continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months
or even years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children.