Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is created by a traumatic life event. PTSD was very common among war veterans because of the experience or “shell shock” they encountered in a war or battle. However, PTSD can also result from other traumatic incidents such as kidnapping, vehicle accidents, rape, torture, or just witnessing a horrific event such as a plane crash or murder. For people who are suffering from PTSD, ordinary events can serve as reminders of the trauma and actually trigger flashbacks that may make a person lose sanity or reenact events in form of images and sounds of the traumatic event (Grohol, 2013).
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Emotional or psychological trauma in event usually happens unexpectedly, repeatedly, unprepared for it, feeling of being powerless to prevent it, a childhood experience or someone who was dead on mean. Psychological and emotional distress can be caused by one-time events, like a natural disaster, or a violent attack or even a terrible accident (A.D.A.M, 2013).
There are various symptoms of Posttraumatic stress disorder, but researchers focus on three most important: Reliving the event, avoidance and hyper-arousal. Reliving the event, deals with people having flashback episodes in which the even seems to be proceeding over and over again, strong disturbing memories of the event and reacting to similar situations that remind you of the event (A.D.A.M, 2013).
Avoidance on the other hand, deals with emotional disorientation and feeling careless of anything. Feelings of being isolated, not having any interest in regular activities, no emotions, loss of memory of the event, avoiding similar areas and faces that remind you of the even, and just the feeling of having your life taken away from you.
Hyper-arousal is where you start becoming paranoid, skimming around your surroundings of any signs of danger, easily startled, getting easily irritated or short tempered, not concentrating well, not being able to sleep well and just feeling guilt of the event (A.D.A.M, 2013).
If posttraumatic stress disorder is left untreated you are most likely to experience crucial consequences that include the following: Loneliness: because this disorder can make people find you very hard to be around, and you tend to be more isolated and alone. Anger issues: some frequent stress results in outbreaks of anger or fury....