PTSD is a common reaction to traumatic events.

When individuals endure a traumatic experience, their memories become linked with what they perceived, heard, smelled, or felt during that time. Consequently, similar stimuli, such as sights, sounds, smells, or sensations, can trigger a rush of memories and emotions later on.

PTSD can manifest after various types of events, and individuals with PTSD commonly exhibit three primary sets of symptoms:

  1. Re-experiencing the trauma, which encompasses frequent recollections, nightmares, and flashbacks that make them feel as if they are reliving the traumatic event.
  2. Avoidance, where individuals try to prevent thinking about the traumatic incident due to its distressing nature.
  3. Physical manifestations of stress, which can include sleep disturbances, chronic irritability or anger, difficulties with concentration, and a persistent sense of tension and vigilance.
  • Improve signs of physical stress
  • Feel significantly better

A treatment plan

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is designed to help reduce the upsetting memories and emotions from the trauma. A number of studies have found CBT helpful in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • CBT helps people with PTSD feel significantly better.
  • About two-thirds of patients no longer have PTSD by the end of treatment.

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