Many of us either have or will experience some form of trauma during our lifetime. Often, we’re able to move on without any long-term effects. But for others, experiences of trauma linger, causing symptoms such as negative thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks that interfere with everyday activities.
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects millions of children and adults in the United States. PTSD occurs when an individual is unable to recover from a traumatic event and suffers intense thoughts and feelings related to their experience long after the traumatic event itself has ended. It is possible to live normally with PTSD.