A group session of people sharing their experiences with PTSD.
- Physical symptoms - Inability to concentrate, being tired all the time, feeling irritable, or having headaches
- PTSD come in stages often called primary, secondary, and tertiary.
- Primary PTSD has to do with how the patient deals with the memory of the trauma.
- Symptoms of primary PTSD - Nighmares, flashbacks, insomnia, hypersensitivity, paranoia and withdrawal from society
- Secondary PTSD has to do with how the patient deals with their family’s reaction to their illness.
- Symptoms of secondary PTSD -Divorce, changes in family and friend relationships
- Tertiary PTSD has to do with how the patient deals with the world surrounding them.
- Symptoms of tertiary PTSD -Difficulty fitting in, difficulty relating to others, feeling of vulnerability, feeling of worthlessness, drug and alcohol-related issues
- The minds of people afflicted with PTSD can no longer think of the happy things in life after they have suffered through or witnessed horrific acts of violence.
The definition of PTSD, the abbreviation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a medical problem where people have trouble coping with life after having undergone some kind of trauma.
Facts About PTSD
An example of PTSD is the sleeping and coping problems experienced by soldiers returning from battle.