PTSD Symptoms Do Not Always Arise From Combat
Aug 13, 2020
Many people seem to believe that only veterans of war can suffer from Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the traumatic nature of battle, but
this simply isn't true. War is not the only traumatic experience a
person can have. Trauma can be experienced by anyone of any age, though
not everyone will suffer from PTSD from said
PTSD can occur and linger after any traumatic situation occurs and the victim or witness doesn't have the tools to understand how to process the event. If they respond to the situation with anger, they will continue to feel that anger. If they react to the trauma with fear, they will remain afraid without proper treatment in response to their emotions.
Examples Of Non-Combat Trauma
People go through various experiences in their lives that redefine the way that they see the world and the way that they see themselves. When the experience is negative, and the person in question may cope with the situation in an unhealthy or inappropriate way. They can suffer prolonged after-effects and the damaging symptoms of PTSD. Examples include, but are not limited to:
A person that survives a horrific car accident may not be able to get
into a car again. They may even not want to leave their homes. They may
suffer anxiety and panic attacks and relive
the accident over and over again, both when asleep and awake.
Acts Of God: Living through an earthquake in Peru or a tornado in Missouri can cause survivor's guilt and existential anger that, when not addressed properly, can manifest in nightmares and persistent negative thoughts about the world.
sort of abuse, such as physical, psychological, or sexual, can cause
trauma that will stay with a victim forever if they are not treated. The
victim can lose interest in once-beloved hobbies
and activities. They may be constantly fearful that the abuse will occur
again, even when the perpetrator isn't in the picture.
Further, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, and the constant feeling of being on-edge are not healthy, physically or psychologically. The symptoms of PTSD can and will intrude into all aspects of your life if effective help is not sought after and given.
PTSD Therapy Is Available To All
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven highly effective when combating the symptoms of PTSD in individuals who cannot process their emotions surrounding a traumatic event. If you find yourself unable to forget an upsetting experience, help is there for you in Fresno, California.
Mitchell for experienced and knowledgeable PTSD Therapy. Don't let
negative thoughts keep you from doing everything that you enjoy. The
symptoms will decrease with time and you will soon find that processing
your grief and letting go of your anger leads to
your freedom from anxiety and depression. We can offer you relief and
help you get back into your life.