Have you ever come across a certain mental disorder called post traumatic stress disorder? How about shell shock or soldier's heart? Post traumatic stress disorder is a condition wherein a certain behavior will develop following a traumatic event or experience. This traumatic event is one that usually involves serious injury or perhaps death.
The traumatic event is one that threatened your safety or perhaps made you feel helpless. It is also an event were one can describe as uncontrollable and unpredictable. Examples of traumatic events that may bring about post traumatic stress disorder are the following: physical injury, molestation, or sexual abuse, natural calamities, combat, drug abuse, kidnapping, and near death experiences.
Did you know that historically, post traumatic stress disorder is known as 'shell shock' and 'soldier's heart'? This is due to the reason that the men who came home from war or combat developed a certain behavior that was not normal. They showed signs and symptoms of what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. This mental condition does not only affect men from war; it can affect people of all age brackets who experienced a certain trauma in their life.
What we should understand about post traumatic stress disorder is that it varies from person to person. For some, the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder may appear after a few hours, days, weeks, months and some for years. If ever you identify some of the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder in yourself or in someone you care about, seek help right away. Know that the sooner that you confront the disorder, the faster and easier it is to resolve.
The more time you waste, the more difficult it is to treat and once too much time is wasted, there are complications that may result such as worsening of symptoms to the point of violence and death. If you think that post traumatic stress disorder is a sign of being weak, please do not. What you should do is to accept it and confront it. Once you do, ask for professional help immediately. Post traumatic stress disorder treatment becomes easier and faster with the expert help of an experienced therapist or psychiatrist.
The treatment that is prescribed for a person suffering from post traumatic stress disorder mainly focuses on helping the patient cope with the trauma that is continuing to haunt him / her. Usually, patients with the condition avoid the trauma and will do their best to bury it in the past.
Remember that what the post traumatic stress disorder treatment does is that it will encourage the patient to remember the traumatic event and resolve the emotions that he / she felt and hopefully help the patient move on. The treatment allows the patient to let go of the feelings and emotions that has not been expressed. The main goal of the treatment is to let you regain control of your life and let go of the past.