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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event - either by experiencing it, or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. - Mayo Clinic

Who is likely to suffer from PTSD?

Issues that tend to put people at higher risk for developing PTSD include increased duration of a traumatic event, higher number of traumatic events endured, higher severity of the trauma experienced, having an emotional condition prior to the event, or having little social support in the form of family or friends.

In addition to those risk factors, children and adolescents, females, minority groups, and people with learning disabilities or violence in the home seem to have a greater risk of developing PTSD after a traumatic event.

For most, PTSD symptoms start within three months of the traumatic event, but for some, symptoms can surface years later. Some get better within months, while some battle PTSD much longer.

What are some symptoms of PTSD?

Behavioral: agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, or social isolation.

Psychological: flashback, fear, severe anxiety, or mistrust.

Mood: loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, or loneliness.

Sleep: insomnia or nightmares.

Also common: emotional detachment or unwanted thoughts.

Women with PTSD United ™ is a world-wide network of women who suffer from PTSD from various casualties. Our purpose is to:

  • Provide information and education regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in relation to women.

  • Connect these women and their supporters to others with similar experiences, challenges, and goals regarding diagnosis, treatment, and management of PTSD.

  • Advocate for awareness and understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its effects on women.

Questions regarding our organization and/or its programs? Please feel free to Email Us at: info@womenwithptsdunited.org

PTSD Treatment and Recovery

Treatment and support are critical to recovery.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.

Recovery from PTSD does not mean forgetting the past trauma, nor is recovery a cure.

It does mean that you learn how to not have the bad physical and emotional reactions in response to memories, so that you can fully live your life.

It also helps you believe that you can reach your goals and learn new things to help yourself. It helps you gain self-confidence and respect for yourself.

Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment can help you regain a sense of control over your life.

The primary treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy, but it may also include medication. Combining these treatments can help improve your symptoms.

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