PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is common to survivors of traumatic experiences. Sufferers of PTSD may be
- easily startled
- experience disturbing flashbacks
- suffer from nightmares
- subject to aggressive outburs
- experience strained relationships due to the symptoms of this disorder
Many associate PTSD with military combat trauma or victims of violent crime, but it can also come about through more common events like witnessing an accident or the death of a loved one. It may seem like a steep hill to climb, but patients with PTSD can make it over into a brighter tomorrow. Counseling and medication management are often the formula to recovery with PTSD.