Coping with PTSD
Learn about PTSD to understand your feelings and how to deal with them.
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PTSD is a mental health disorder that begins after a traumatic event. Events may include:
PSTD is also known as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue." People with PSTD feel a heightened sense of danger. They are always in the fight-or-flight response mode, causing them to feel stressed or fearful, even in safe situations.
Words, sounds, or situations that remind you of trauma can trigger your symptoms. Symptom categories:
PTSD may cause changes to the brain. People with this disorder have a smaller hippocampus that is responsible for memory and emotion.
If you're diagnosed with PTSD, you will likely be prescribed therapy, medication, or both.
PTSD affects those around them. The anger, fear, or other negative emotions can put a strain on the strongest relationships.
There is no specific test to diagnose PTSD. Diagnoses can be difficult because people may suppress the trauma or may be reluctant to talk about it. To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must experience all of the following symptoms for more than a month:
Common symptoms of an anxiety attack include:
We should always be aware of the common symptoms of an anxiety. Let's help each other and have a happy life.
When we think of nightmares, we often associate these bad dreams with kids who fear monsters under the bed or things that lurk in the dark. but adults often have nightmares too. And sometimes they are recurring
Understanding your nightmares is the first step in addressing them
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