PTSD

PTSD

Noun

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental issue caused by a traumatic event such as abuse, major car accidents, or sexual assault. When traumatic events cause lasting emotional and psychological consequences, this can oftentimes be identified as post traumatic stress disorder. People with PTSD may experience feelings of fear, guilt, anger, and shock after going through a traumatic event. These feelings are amplified in PTSD and cause the individual to relive and dwell on their experience. In teens, symptoms of PTSD are similar to those felt by adults. They may avoid people, places, or items that may remind them of their trauma, and feel a heightened sense of emotion. They may have trouble sleeping and feel irritable. Treatment for PTSD in teens includes TF-CBT, EMDR and TF-EAP.