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.
Mental health programs
There are several programs that provide support and education for people who are experiencing mental illness.
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