Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) is an anxiety disorder and the causative factor can be after one is subjected to a scaring event. The effects of this disease may change as the disease matures, to making the victim feel agitated or restless, may start attacking other people. Other symptoms include making the victims feel scared, feel as if they are not thinking, and loss of sleep, emotionally stressed. PSTD is could also be caused by someone witnessing terrifying event which in the process may alter the functioning of the brain.
It was first noticed during the war times but it may caused by different scaring event like rape or accidents. Some kind of flashbacks persistently appears to affect the patient and through this process, they end up developing the condition. It a kind of shock that disturbs peoples due to a bad event those they may have experienced. It has affected many people all over the world and researchers discovered that it can affect anybody and at any age.
According to the studies women are the more vulnerable to this disease than males; also it can be caused by drug abuse or also can be hereditary. There is a curative drug that can effectively treat the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If a person feels like is affected by the disease it is advisable to see a psychiatrist and will be treated accordingly and then go through counseling by professionals. The information given out during the therapy is not disclosed thus there is no reason to fear whatsoever.
Once on medication, one is stopped taking them slowly by reducing dosages as the some of the drugs used tend to be addictive, thus they are stopped under doctors supervision. There is nothing to worry about if somebody is affected by PSTD because the disease can be effectively cured. References National Center for PTSD retrieved on 18th Dec 2008, available at www. ncptsd. org/ – 29k Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms, Treatment, and … retrieved on 18th Dec 2008, available at www. helpguide. org/mental/post_traumatic_stress_disorder_symptoms_treatment. htm – 47k