The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has received more media attention lately with the return of soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from an experience of or exposure to traumatic events such as combat, car accidents, physical or sexual abuse, assaults and other dangerous situations which threaten death or serious injury. People suffering from PTSD have symptoms that include:
It is normal to have strong emotions, fears or anxiety after a traumatic event. If the symptoms last more than a month or are significantly interfering with your life, it may be time to seek professional assistance. PTSD can be successfully treated through psychotherapy or a combination of psychotherapy and medication. The staff at PC&CC are available to help.