Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Nearly everyone will experience a traumatic event in their life - whether they experience it directly or bear witness. Most often people recover from the trauma over a relatively short amount of time. However, this isn't always the case. The National Comorbidity Survey Replication found that 6.8% of the US adult population suffers from post traumatic stress disorder - a disorder in which individuals have a difficult time recovering from a traumatic event. At The Ohana we help you recover and get back to truly living your life.
What is post traumatic stress disorder?Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when an individual is unable to recover from a traumatic event that they either experienced or witnessed. We often hear about PTSD in relation to war veterans, but PTSD can, and does occur outside of the battlefield. For example, an individual may experience PTSD after a car accident. They may have flashbacks to the traumatic event whenever they try to drive a car again. They may even find it unbearable to be a passenger. People may experience PTSD from a variety of incidents including (but not limited to):
- Sexual assault
- Sports injury
- Car wreck
- Unexpected death of a loved one
- Physical and/or mental abuse
Symptoms of PTSDLike most mental health disorders, people may experience PTSD differently. Some may sleep soundlessly through the night while others suffer night terrors. Similarly, some may become easily aroused and frightened while others dissociate and appear numb wherever they go.
- Negative mood changes
- Heightened arousal/sensitivity to environment
- Thoughts of suicide