Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone at any age.
Millions of Americans get PTSD every year.
Many war veterans have had PTSD.
Women tend to get PTSD more often than men
What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?
PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.
Who gets PTSD?
PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Children get PTSD too.
You don't have to be physically hurt to get PTSD. You can get it after you see other people, such as a friend or family member, get hurt.
What causes PTSD?
Living through or seeing something that's upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include:
Being a victim of or seeing violence
The death or serious illness of a loved one
War or combat
Car accidents and plane crashes
Hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires
Violent crimes, like a robbery or shooting.
Seek help if you feel you or someone you know is hurting from the pain of PTSD by calling our office and setting up an appointment.