Published on Mar 31, 2018 and last reviewed on Dec 13, 2018 - 2 min read
PTSD is a mental health condition where the person who undergoes an extremely stressful condition, develops disturbing thoughts and emotions such as being frantic, panic-stricken, and distraught for a very long time after the incident.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder, which is triggered after encountering traumatic events in one's life. However, not everyone who undergoes a negative experience has PTSD. Also, it may settle by itself in some with the help of one's natural coping mechanism. In others, it can stay on and continue to cause more struggles.
Symptoms may start soon after the traumatic event. So, it is important to wait for four weeks to observe if symptoms subside by themselves. The symptoms can be classified into four characteristic types. The intensity of each varies in every individual depending on the type and extent of the trauma endured.
Type I - Intrusive Thoughts:
Type II - Avoidance:
Type III - Mood Changes:
Type IV - Arousal:
When to See a Doctor?
Constantly recalling the horrifying experience after going through one, is a natural human tendency. But, it is not normal for the behavior changes to linger on for a long time afterward. See a doctor if it:
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