“Post traumatic stress disorder” is a dangerous disorder that many people think exists only in soldiers. No doubt there is always a higher probability of soldiers getting affected by this disorder, but other than that, anyone who undergoes a sudden destructive change or a very sad or depression event can get affected by it.
Let us understand a bit more about this deadly disorder.
Post traumatic stress disorder refers to a recurring sense of extreme anxiety due to a sudden shocking event which makes the victim feel extremely sad or depressed. This is due to the fact that when someone encounters a very dangerous situation, their brain sends out alarming signals in order to understand, process the signals and then react to this panicking situation. However, in some cases, these highly intensified signals sent by the brain keep firing even after such a event ends.
A lot of people can feel the symptoms of this disorder, but those who are at a very high risk usually includes war veterans or soldiers, children because their brainpower is too limited to absorb such dramatic shocks, and even adults who get exploited physically or mentally, some extreme cases of ragging, Natural calamities, abusing, major accidents or sudden death of a close or loved one.
After a very traumatic event, it may take a lot of time to feel safe in even usual situations. It becomes normal for you to feel hesitant to go back to the location where the traumatic event had took place or even to be upset, anxious or angry whenever you get reminded of such an event. Post traumatic stress disorder can effect in a lot of ways, though you will feel that the way you are reacting is quite normal. If your reaction or behavior starts impacting other aspects in your life or your relationships with loved ones, it is time to take some steps and seek help. People suffering from post traumatic stress disorder can often have flashbacks that can make them feel unsafe or unsecure even in extremely comfortable or safe places, or nightmares and mental flashbacks, emotional insensitivity, unjustified guilt, extreme depression and high anxiety as well as a continuous feeling of panic and tension, anger or anxiety. In small children, Post traumatic stress disorder usually causes symptoms such as bed wetting, becoming extremely clingy or getting a scary feeling when left alone or acting out in a play or even while interacting or communicating with others.
You may be feel embarrassed to accept the fact that you are having too much difficulty in coping up with the traumatic event which has took place in your life like the Superstorm Sandy, etc. However, trauma effects almost everyone and identifying or recognizing the problem is one of the few ways which can help you and your loved ones or family move on. Other measures like undertaking Talk therapy or medication can prove to be extreme helpful as well in helping such people to learn to cope up with the drastic traumatic event’s experience and move beyond the shock of the event in order to live a normal life again.