Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. What is PTSD?.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
What is PTSD?
often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, or feel detached. These symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the
person's daily life.
What do trauma survivors need to know?
Treatments…What can you do?
Take up stress reduction methods, such as exercise and relaxation, and pay attention to your physical health, especially sleep and diet.
Try to cut down those things which do not work, particularly the overuse of alcohol, caffeine and prescription medications
Many people with post traumatic stress disorder can be helped with treatment. Therapy for anxiety disorders often involves medication or specific forms of psychotherapy.
-Calling about treatment and joining a PTSD support group
-Increasing contact with other survivors of trauma
-Reinvesting in personal relationships with family and friends
-Refraining from alcohol and drug abuse
-Starting an exercise program
-Starting to volunteer in the community