It is normal when a person is filled with fear, fear, anxiety, sadness, which appear after a traumatic experience. But if these symptoms persist and you constantly feel a sense of danger and the painful memories, then you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You may feel that you can never cope with what happens to you, or never return back to normal life. But the treatment, psychotherapy, support, help you to cope with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and return to normal life who can prescribe antidepressants.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops as a result of a traumatic event (traumatic events) in which you feel helpless or that you are in danger.
For most people, PTSD is associated with the wounded, maimed in the fighting soldiers and combat (military) action the most common cause of it. However, any life event that can affect a person's life (to the life), can trigger PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), especially if the person could not control it and / or predict.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in people who survived the catastrophe, had witnessed the disaster, as well as those who are engaged in disaster relief, including emergency workers and law enforcement officials. Also, PTSD can develop from friends or family members of those who have gone through traumatic experiences.
Post-traumatic stress disorder / PTSD in different people may develop differently. Although the symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) usually develop within hours or days after a traumatic (traumatic) events, in some cases, symptoms can appear within weeks or months after the traumatic event.
The difference between the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a normal reaction to a traumatic event
Traumatic (traumatic) event, which resulted in the developing PTSD / PTSD usually is so overwhelming and frightening, that will affect everyone. As a result of traumatic events, almost every person will experience at least some symptoms of PTSD. When you do not feel safe, it is quite normal to feel like you are going crazy, separated from the world (derealization). Do you often have nightmares, you feel fear, you almost can not stop thinking about the event that occurred. These symptoms are a normal reaction to a traumatic / stressful situations.
However, in most people, these symptoms pass quickly. Symptoms can last for days or weeks, but eventually they go away. But if you have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then these symptoms you do not leave. You do not feel that these symptoms were reduced. You may feel that they are compounded.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the Family
If your loved one is suffering from PTSD, it is very important that you take care of yourself and received additional support from the outside. PTSD can be a heavy burden for your family. It is difficult to understand why a loved one does not want you to discover why he shows less attention and warmth, why he became more emotionally stable. In some cases, PTSD can lead to job loss, alcohol abuse and drugs, as well as a number of other problems.
If you give the opportunity to a family member who suffers from PTSD, occupy a dominant position in your life, will ignore their own needs, it will lead you to emotional exhaustion and burnout. You should understand that in order to take care of your loved one with PTSD, you will first need to take care of themselves. It is also important that you find out all you can about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The more you know about the symptoms and treatment, the better able to help your loved one.
PTSD Treatment is aimed at to teach you to deal with psychotrauma you received, as a result you get rid of the symptoms of PTSD. Instead, to avoid any traumatic events and memories about him, the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder purports to allow you to recall and pereprozhit emotions and feelings that you felt at the time of the traumatic event. Treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is not only to allow you to release emotions that until then you have closed and kept in themselves, but also help you regain a sense of control, and to reduce the intensity of the strong entrenched memory of the traumatic event.