Recognizing and Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (MH Lesson)
For some people, a traumatic experience was the beginning of major mental health problems or a substance use disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that often follows surviving a severe traumatic event such as a natural disaster, combat, rape, childhood neglect, airplane crash, hostage situation, car accident, assault, sudden death of a loved one, sexual or physical abuse, or kidnapping. The threat of these catastrophes or traumas is often enough to create symptoms. In this lesson, we will explore PTSD, its symptoms, treatment options, and some tips on managing symptoms.