PTSD – Are you suffering?
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Service-related mental ill health
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex and debilitating condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life.
It is a psychological response to the experience of an event (or events) of an intensely traumatic nature. These type of events often involve a risk to life – one’s own or that of one’s colleagues.
It is a condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or culture.
PTSD has been known to exist since ancient times, albeit under the guise of different names.
During the First World War it was referred to as “shell shock”; as “war neurosis” during WWII; and as ”combat stress reaction” during the Vietnam War. In the 1980s the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was introduced – the term we still use today.
Although PTSD was first brought to public attention by War Veterans, it can result from any number of traumatic incidents. The common denominator is exposure to a threatening event that has provoked intense fear, horror or a sense of helplessness in the individual concerned.
The sort of traumatic events that might be experienced by members of the general public include physical assault, rape, accidents or witnessing the death or injury of others – as well as natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and fires.
In the case of Serving personnel, traumatic events mostly relate to the direct experience of combat, to operating in a dangerous war-zone, or to taking part in difficult and distressing peace-keeping operations.
You can read more here about common symptoms of PTSD.
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