Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be arising after
you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic
event is something horrible and unfriendly that you see;
hears about, like child sexual or physical abuse, terrorist
attack, sudden death of a loved one, rape, etc.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety
PTSD can cause many symptoms. These symptoms define into
Flashbacks- reliving the trauma over and over, including
physical symptoms ( heart beat or sweating).
Bad Dreams and Frightening thoughts.
Stay away from places, events that reminders of the
Losing interest in activity that enjoy in past
Feel about guilty.
Feeling depression and worry
Feeling emotionally numb
Hyper arousal Symptoms
Having difficulty sleeping
Irritability or outbursts of anger
Difficulty in concentration
Physical aches and pains
Depression and hopelessness
Guilt, shame and self-blame
Fear of being separated from parent
Sleep problems and nightmares
Irritability and aggression
Forgetting how or being unable to talk
Aches and pains with no apparent cause
Acting out the scary event during playtime
Older children and teens usually show symptoms more like
those seen in adults.
Family history of PTSD or depression
History of physical or sexual abuse
High level of stress in everyday
Previous traumatic experience in early life
History of anxiety or other mental illness.
No Social Support or having little
Trauma- focused cognitive-behavioral therapy
and Friends Support
EMDR (Eye Desensitization and Reprocessing)
By Tim O’Lawler