What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
A psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.
Am I at risk?
You may be at risk if you witnessed or experienced:
*A natural disaster
*Severe automobile accident
What are symptoms of PTSD?
*Reliving the event (nightmares, flashbacks)
*Avoiding situations which remind you of the event
*Excessively “keyed up” (difficulty concentrating, startled by noises, difficulty sleeping, keep back to the wall)
From the Doctor:
“Approximately one in 11 people will experience PTSD in their lifetime,” said Dr.Kerry DeJesus, psychologist and investigator at CTT. “Symptoms can range from mild to severely affecting quality of life.”
Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. is currently enrolling for a PTSD study.