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, PsyD. “Symptoms can range from mild to severely affecting quality of life.”