PTSD 2018-04-30T22:39:55+00:00

What Is PTSD?

PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can happen after being exposed to of a life-threatening event such as war, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, serious accidents such as a car or airplane crash, physical, sexual and EMOTIONAL abuse, either in childhood or adulthood.

SYMPTOMS OF PTSD

SYMPTOMS OF PTSD

  • Nightmares
  • Sudden bursts of emotions (crying spells, panic, depression, etc.)
  • Feeling numb
  • A need to get away from the place
  • Dissassociation / Depersonalization
  • Going into a daydream-like state
  • Feeling like you’re in a different place or time
  • Loss of memory

DEPERSONALIZATION IS A SYMPTOM OF PTSD

If you have suffered trauma in your life, you have higher chances of developing PTSD. One of the lesser known symptoms of PTSD is depersonalization / disassociation. As the brain tried to cope with the trauma, at times it can disassociate to prevent you from feeling pain. This protection mechanism is quite common in PTSD but can be very frightening for someone who has no knowledge about it. 

PTSD is the aftermath your mind and body has to deal with due to suffering trauma / distress. There have been many books and research papers published on the lasting effects of trauma and PTSD. One of the first steps to recovery to learn about it.