Condition: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition associated with prior exposure to serious traumatic events. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder in which symptoms are triggered by traumatic events. Survivors of PTSD experience with an intense fear during which they feel deeply threatened, and tend to experience flashbacks of their traumatic experiences. It is not known why PTSD occurs, but it appears that social, psychological, genetic, and physical factors contribute to PTSD. People with PTSD become emotionally detached and numb, and may behave irritably or act out in anger. Support groups, therapy, and sometimes medications can help people with PTSD manage their symptoms and overcome past trauma.

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When I think about it I get scared and my heart races....I have trouble breathing sometimes and I always just start crying.....I've started crying out of the blue for no reason sometimes also.....the feeling comes and goes but whn I feel it the feeling can last moments or for days.1/11/2012 at 12:41 PM
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I have anxiety most of the time. It is more noticable if I don't stay busy.12/23/2011 at 12:36 PM
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It occurs when something triggers a past trauma from my life. 12/23/2011 at 12:35 PM
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My panic attcks feel like I have something on my chest and I cannot breath. Genrally I shake and my heart rate increases. They take place about once or twice a month during stressful periods of my life.12/23/2011 at 12:35 PM
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My depression is more likely to take place in the winter months. Symptoms associated with it are lack of interest, eating less, wanting to sleep more, and negative thoughts about self.12/23/2011 at 12:33 PM
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Last updated on Jun 16 2019 at 11:46
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