Post traumatic stress
Post-traumatic stress, or post traumatic stress disorder or even PTSD as its known is a real mental health condition triggered by exposure to a terrifying event.
It’s in the news with many soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress but it’s something that happens to anyone.
It could be after a physical attack, a mugging or rape or even just an attempt where the person escaped, even a traffic accident can cause post traumatic stress.
You get through the trauma at the time but later on when everything seems to have calmed down then nightmares can happen about the event with flashbacks or the worst bits over and over.
Who gets post traumatic stress?
According to USA Dr Linda Petter ”Seven to eight percent of our population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.”
Post traumatic stress in soldiers
Soldiers that come back from war are not the person that leaves, to fight in a war that’s in a place that’s hell on earth. Post traumatic stress or PTSD is a big issue with soldiers returning from a war zone.
Soldiers who go to war have been trained to be on the alert for danger, it’s even been described that ”War is a drug, it’s an addiction that you can’t beat or get rid of.”
The soldier is running on adrenaline and when he comes home it’s hard to switch it of.
Post traumatic stress and anger
Many soldiers also come back with big anger issues and have sought treatment for their anger as they may have just snapped and hit their partner.
They feel lost, ashamed and on top of that the ‘movies’ in their head are totally focused on the horrible things they’ve witnessed, playing on repeat over and over.
Post traumatic stress treatment
The good news is most post traumatic stress can be treated quickly and effectively with good NLP and hypnotherapy.
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