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Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by any severe and long-term trauma, including childhood abuse or domestic violence.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.
Diagnosis of PTSD
A diagnosis of PTSD can come as a relief for someone who has been suffering symptoms as it provides an explanation and basis for beginning treatment.
Causes of PTSD
The risk of experiencing PTSD can be increased by a complex mixture of factors such as childhood trauma and a history of mental illness.
Symptoms of PTSD
No two people experience symptoms of PTSD in the same way. PTSD in children and teenagers can also occur differently from how it does in adults.
Treatment for PTSD
Treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but medication can also be prescribed in some cases.
Dealing with life events
Life events such as accidents, a death and relationships can cause stress, but even happy events such as planning a wedding can make you feel down.
Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.
Causes of ADHD
The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.