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
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
The symptoms perpetuate themselves
in a vicious cycle, which can go on for
PTSD comprises three symptom
● Re-experiencing of the traumatic
● Hyper-arousal and emotional numbing
In veterans helped by Combat Stress,
the commonest co-morbid clinical
presentation of PTSD presents with
depression and alcohol misuse disorders.