Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Reactions & behaviours developed from a traumatic event that threatens the life or safety of an individual or of those who surround them. The symptoms of PTSD can include:

  • hypervigilance
  • difficulties with regulating emotion
  • dissociation, flashbacks, disconnection from people and surroundings
  • feelings of helplessness, terror, rage and shame
  • distrust of others
  • withdrawal/isolation
  • depression
  • difficulty sleeping

The experience triggers chronic intense fear and/or helpessness, and is a form of anxiety disorder impairing significantly the individual’s daily life.

 

 

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