Trauma Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that develops after a distressing event. The traumatic event may have happened to you, or you may have seen it happen to someone else. It’s normal to feel upset after something like that happens. You may have trouble sleeping, eating or doing things you enjoy for a little while. But for PTSD to be diagnosed, your symptoms last longer than a few months and interfere with your life.

What causes PTSD?

The event that causes PTSD may be dangerous, life-threatening, shocking or very scary. It can occur when you’ve been in an accident, fire, military combat, a natural disaster or experienced physical abuse, sexual assault or rape. PTSD can occur with the sudden death of a loved one or if you’ve been in a terrorist attack. We can help you recover from this at Palm Tree Clinic.