Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD develops in some people following a trauma such as a sexual attack or a traffic accident. Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, sleep problems, a constant feeling of being in danger, avoidance of certain situations which serve as reminders of the trauma, and tearfulness and irritability. It is normal to experience some of these symptoms following a trauma, however if they continue over a prolonged period of time the person’s life may be seriously impacted.