WHAT IS PTSD?
You feel on edge. You experience recurring nightmares. Sudden noises make you jump. You’re staying at home more and more... Could you have PTSD?
If you have experienced severe trauma or a life-threatening event, you may develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress, commonly known as posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, shell shock, or combat stress.
Maybe you felt like your life or the lives of others were in danger, or that you had no control over what was happening. You may have witnessed people being injured or dying, or you may have been physically harmed yourself.
What are the signs of PTSD?
A wide variety of symptoms may be signs you are experiencing PTSD:
It’s not just the symptoms of PTSD but also how you may react to them that can disrupt your life. You may: