Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

MindWise

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an condition that you might get after a serious and frightening experience, including:

  • a natural disaster like an earthquake or flood,
  • war,
  • terrorist attacks,
  • serious accidents,
  • seeing someone die, or
  • violence against you.

The condition makes you re-live the event, which causes distress and difficulty in your day-to-day life. Your symptoms may become worse if you see, hear or smell something that reminds you of the trauma. Some people refer to this as a "flashback". To learn more, click this link.

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