Post-traumatic stress disorder may occur after a perceived near death experience such as a serious assault, rape, traffic collision, shooting/stabbing or other similar traumatic event. Suffers experience flashbacks, hyper vigilance, panic attacks or outbursts of anger.
Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward.
It may be very hard to take that first step to help yourself. It is important to realise that although it may take some time, with treatment, you can get better.
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