Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
PTSD develops after you have been through a dramatic experience. It can happen as a result of a car accident, being a witness to a crime or being a victim of one. Or you can develop it after being in the military and seeing combat.
The symptoms of PTSD include: Flashbacks of the event, nightmares
, trouble sleeping
and/or eating, feeling emotionally numb, avoiding the place the event occurred or even discussions about the event, anger, trouble concentrating and other similar symptoms. You do not necessarily have to have all of the symptoms of PTSD to be diagnosed with the disorder.
The best way to know if you do suffer from PTSD is to have an evaluation done by a therapist. This includes a Master's level therapist or Ph.D. or you can see a psychiatrist. Medications can be given to help you cope with the symptoms but therapy and support are the best treatments, preferably with a therapist who has experience treating PTSD.
You can also use self help through resources and support to help yourself feel better. Here are some to help you:
I hope this has helped you,