How To Recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: 8 Common Signs And Symptoms
March 6, 2018
We all cope with stressful and traumatic events differently. Some people feel fine soon after a bad event and get back to their normal lives. But some develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anyone can be affected by the condition, regardless of gender and age. Signs and symptoms may start to appear shortly after the traumatic event, but some people may develop the disorder years after the event occurred.
If PTSD is not treated, it gets worse and leads to isolation. Someone with untreated PTSD may cut off communication with friends and family, quit their job, stop doing things he or she used to enjoy, and even become suicidal. Treatment helps most people with PTSD, especially if it's started early.