Most of the time, our representation and definition of a thing is derived from mass media. In representing PTSD as a disease, they have often painted a picture of soldiers who have returned from battle. The reality, however, is far from that. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects many more groups of people, other than the popular war survivors. We could even stretch it a bit and say that it affects majority of people, and we wouldn’t be wrong.

What is PTSD?

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where a person fails to recover from experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. PTSD can occur as a result of any traumatic event like natural disasters, sexual abuse, war, or any near death experience.

Symptoms may include, but are not limited to the following…

#1. Intrusive memories

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