PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may remain for as long as six months after a traumatic event and may be prolonged for years. Typical criteria are:

  • The recollection and reliving of the event, also in dreams.
  • Avoidance of anything that might call back the event. This may lead to total social withdrawal.
  • The feeling of mental numbness. Affects will diminish.
  • Amnesia.
  • General arousal, irritability, disturbance of concentration, anxious alertness, scariness, sleeping disorders.

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder