"In life there are experiences that impact us in the moment that they happen and also long after they are done. Those experiences can and often do leave a lasting effect on our system, both positive and negative.
Some events, however, can be so devastating or traumatic, that they leave us with devastating consequences to face and process. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is exactly that.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extremely real and often devastating condition that a staggering number of Americans suffer with every day.
It is a serious and debilitating condition that occurs when someone has experienced or witnessed a serious, terrifying or life-threatening event. PTSD is triggered upon the event and continues to affect the person afterward, interfering with their ability to cope in every-day life. The person suffering with PTSD experiences disturbing symptoms in response to triggers that present in their life after the traumatic event.
Though PTSD is serious, debilitating and extremely difficult to cope with it is not permanent, and it can be treated and healed. With the proper treatment, someone can overcome PTSD and learn how to live a healthy and productive life."