PTSD is a very common mental illness. Some cases are minor others major in how it affects our everyday lives. So what exactly is PTSD? What are some causes?

Well PTSD is:

  • A condition that's triggered by an event that the person survived or witnessed.

  • negative change in thinking and mood

  • Intrusive thoughts

  • Avoidance

  • Flash backs

  • Memory loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trouble making friendships and relationships

  • Emotional and physical change in reactions.

  • Can last months or years

  • Abuse is a cause

  • An accident

  • Being threaten with a weapon

  • Combat

  • Sexual assault

Sign that you might be suffering PTSD if you have symptoms that do not easy within a few months.

It is important to see a doctor and seek treatment. without treatment and care symptoms can get worse and lead to suicide.

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