Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is actually a form of an anxiety disorder which can be triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It is not a condition limited only to combat veterans. The trauma could be something which was directed toward themselves personally as in the case of rape or assault, but [...]
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) has been affecting people for many years. While it might not have had a name or simply was referred to as "shell shock," its impact is the same. As time passes, we are learning more about the disorder and what can be done to combat it. While our knowledge of the [...]
Our brain is probably by far the most complicated thing we have in our universe. We know some predictable ways the brain responds to traumatic events and because of these responses are able to help others who are suffering.
A Princeton study has followed people who lived through the horrors of Hurricane Katrina and says that this many years later some are still showing psychological effects of the 2005 catastrophe.