Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is most likely to follow interpersonal trauma such as violent assault but can also develop in the context of a natural disaster as well as severe accidents, house fires and witnessing something traumatic. Symptoms include:

flashbacks to the event so vivid that it’s like re-living it

physical and emotional hyper-arousal


irritability and angry outbursts

exagerated startle response



difficulty concentrating.