July 22, 2019: PTSD

For every 100 people who experience a traumatic event, up to eight of them will go on to develop PTSD, a serious and severe form of panic disorder. The sufferer, when triggered, will experience PTSD symptoms, including a rapid, irrational, all-encompassing fight-or-flight response to the stimuli. The stimuli can be a place, smell, sound, or person that reminds them of the traumatic event.

While most who undergo a traumatic experience will not develop PTSD, there are several risk and resiliency factors that put some at a higher-risk or lower risk of developing this disruptive and debilitating mental health condition.

What Are PTSD Symptoms?

Symptoms are usually triggered by a place, sight, sound, smell, or individual who reminds the PTSD sufferer of the traumatic event.

  • Flashbacks, or reliving the event. Can include physical symptoms such as sweating, rapid heart rate, and trouble breathing (fight-or-flight).
  • Insomnia, bad dreams, or frightening thoughts
  • Avoiding places, people, or things that are reminders of the trauma
  • Feeling tense or on edge
  • Exaggerated startle response
  • Angry outbursts and irritability

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