Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that agitates your safety or makes you feel helpless.
Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
There are no tests that can be done to diagnose it. The diagnosis is made based on certain symptoms. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time.
The diagnosis and treatment of PTSD are complicated. The big range of symptoms and intricate psychobiologic features make therapy stressful. The three alternates of treatment are patient education, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. Nearly every patient can benefit from education, which is started at the time of diagnosis.
Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment often includes both medication and psychotherapy. Combining these treatments can help improve your symptoms and teach you skills to cope better with the traumatic event.