What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Causes of PTSD
Feeling afraid during traumatic situations is normal, and your body’s natural protective “fight or flight” instinct kicks into high gear. Many people recover from the flood of emotions, hormones, and physical changes without assistance, but others experience lasting effects that are harder to shake. Researchers aren’t sure what causes PTSD, but they have identified certain risk factors, including:
Experiencing intense fear, horror, and helplessness during a traumatic event
Insufficient social support when recovering from a traumatic event
History of childhood trauma prior to a traumatic event
Dealing with additional stress after a traumatic event
History of substance use and/or mental illness before and after a traumatic event
Experiencing trauma that lasts for an extended period
PTSD Therapy and Treatment
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