The term PTSD is not a term that is new to most people. This is a term that has been used for a very long time in order to describe individuals that may be suffering from a very serious psychological condition when they return from war. But, it is very important to remember that it is not simply war victims that suffer from these symptoms and this disorder.
Actually, any individual that has suffered from any type of extreme, traumatic experience or stressor may have these symptoms.
The following is a list of some of the key behaviors, or features that may be exhibited when it comes to PTSD.
1.) This person may have very painful feelings, even those of guilt, related to the fact that they survived the situation, but others did not.
2.) They may regret some of the things that they actually needed to do in order to survive the situation.
3.) Many individuals will avoid situations that are similar to the situation that caused them so much stress.
4.) May suffer from conflict on the job, in relationships, or even in their marriage because of the situation that they were in.
5.) Some of these people will have an increased likelihood of panic disorders, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, specific phobia or other disorders such as major depression.