Everyone who undergoes trauma will have difficulty adjusting and coping, but some people find the trauma worsens and are unable to stop re-living the event. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that’s set off by a horrific incident that someone has either witnessed or experienced.
60% of men will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. – Pyscom
There’s mention of combat-induced stress, nightmares and flashbacks going back thousands of years. It was referred to as “shell shock” after World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II. It was 1980, after years of research into why veterans had trouble adjusting to life after war when PTSD was recognized as an official diagnosis. But it doesn’t just happen to veterans. Anyone who experiences or witnesses a traumatic event would be at risk, especially if the trauma-inducing event was caused by humans.
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