The intensity of experiencing a life-threatening trauma can take time to subside. For some, it simply never does. If vivid "flashback" experiences or nightmares haunt you, if you're feeling emotionally numb or you feel plagued by worry and are losing sleep over concern for your safety, it is possible that you may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can help restore balance, control, and enjoyment to your life.
Traumatic events have occurred throughout history and our time is no exception. The majority of those affected by traumatic events will manage to cope and eventually live full lives. Others will relive their traumas and develop substantial emotional problems in the wake of these events. Many of these individuals will suffer posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder that often appears within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes even years later.
We hope our website will help those struggling with the aftermath of recent or past traumatic events. There is a lot of information on this site, so remember to look at both the right and left-hand menu options as you read.