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.
- General arousal, irritability, disturbance of concentration, anxious alertness, scariness, sleeping disorders.
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder