POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after being involved in (or witnessing) something traumatic. The condition was first seen in war veterans and has been given various names, such as shell shock.
While those involved in combat can develop the condition, we’ve since learnt that it can affect anyone who experiences a traumatic event. Here we’ll look into PTSD in more detail, including symptoms, common causes and treatment options.