Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

2212, ahmed (2020)

PTSD is a mental disorder that occurs at individuals after exposure to intensive stress or exceptionally threatening trauma such as life threatening situations, assault or natural disasters. PTSD can occur after sudden and unexpected one-time event, in some cases, after the first incident, it may recur on either a short term or intermittent basis or it may occur on a regular prolonged basis to the point of becoming chronic.[1]. Examples of traumatic events include: military combat, motor vehicle and other accidents, interpersonal violence such as assault, sexual or emotional abuse and certain types of disability, illness and medical treatment, especially for life threatening conditions.


PTSD is a common stress disorder that occurs after exposure to a stressful traumatic event such as assault, life-threatening situations or a family member death. All these can cause PTSD which is diagnosed based on a cluster of symptoms. These symptoms include self-destructive behavior, alterations in behavior and increased violence ot fear. Most of patients are responding well to the treatment which is based more on therapy sessions than drugs, and getting better after period of time.

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