Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often considered to be a condition caused by a trauma or traumas experienced in the military, police, firefighters or other high risk jobs. While a large percentage of this diagnosis applies to these groups, there are other trauma events that precipitate PTSD reactions including:
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- car accidents
- witnessing violent death
Any traumatic experience can precipitate symptoms of PTSD. People are all different. Therefore, it is important to note that not everyone experiences these symptoms following any specific event. What is traumatizing for you may not be traumatizing for someone else and vice versa. The experienced psychologists at Roth Associates in Psychology in Halifax can help you deal with these many issues surrounding PTSD.
If you have been involved in or witnessed a traumatic event (past or recent) and are experiencing PTSD symptoms, it is recommended that you see a psychologist for an assessment. PTSD is nothing to be ashamed of. A thorough assessment can help you understand your reactions. With the proper treatment, the symptoms can be decreased and managed.