Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic events such as accidents, abuse or any natural disaster can be highly distressing to experience, yet the way in which individuals respond to and perceive these events will vary considerably.
It is understandable for people to feel a great deal of distress and upset after a traumatic event, but for many, these feelings will gradually subside and they are able to carry on with their lives as normal. However, for others, distress and anxiety following a trauma may be ongoing and so severe that their everyday lives and ability to function normally start to suffer.
When this happens it is very likely that the person affected is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as its commonly known.
Counselling and talking through your experience and feelings is the first step to the recovery of PTSD.