Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur in children and adults who have experienced a relatively recent trauma or deeply rooted trauma from early childhood. You can also experience PTSD if you witnessed something very traumatic.
Symptoms of PTSD may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD and you should contact us for an appointment immediately.