What is PTSD 

Definition 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is essentially a memory filing error. It can happen when people are exposed to an extraordinary lifethreatening situation, which is perceived with intense fear, horror and helplessness. The problem is that when the mind presents the memory for filing it can be very distressing. The mind repeatedly and automatically presents the memory in the form of nightmares, flashbacks and intrusive unwanted memories, which can be very unpleasant and distressing. The symptoms perpetuate themselves in a vicious cycle, which can go on for years. PTSD comprises three symptom clusters: ● Re-experiencing of the traumatic experience ● Hyper-arousal and emotional numbing ● Avoidance In veterans helped by Combat Stress, the commonest co-morbid clinical presentation of PTSD presents with depression and alcohol misuse disorders. 

Symptoms