Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition triggered by frightening or distressing events, either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms could be sleeping problems, uncontrollable thoughts about the event, nightmares or flashbacks, feeling of isolation, irritability, guilt, severe anxiety, numbness and lack of involvement with reality. They can vary overtime or vary from person to person.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.
Counselling can help analyse the event from different points of view, find coping strategies and deconstruct the experience to help overcome the trauma.Back to Home page