PTSD Awareness

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PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is extremely common. “More than half of all people in the United States are exposed to the kind of event that can give you PTSD, and more than a quarter are exposed more than once,” says Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a specialist in post-traumatic stress disorder. “Because so many persons experience trauma, PTSD is one of the most common mental health conditions in this country.”

Chances are, you or someone you know has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms such as nightmares, hypervigilance, flashbacks, intense fear, unexplained loneliness and distress. These symptoms continue long after a traumatic event. PTSD places strain on relationships, work and ruins physical health. And in some cases, so isolating and painful that it can lead people to end their lives.

PTSD is a disorder that is treatable and often curable. People can recover from it, either spontaneously or with treatment. In other case’s there will be no symptoms for years, until something happens that triggers a setback and symptoms. It’s important to reach out for help and seek treatment.

“Not All Wounds are Visible” is a wonderful Lead into the following journal. We recommend if you or a loved one is experiencing any form of PTSD, know you are not alone and begin healing by taking a look at PTSD Journal.com for articles and education on different types of PTSD and ways to help. Sometimes just understanding is all we need.