Mental health disorders

Post traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder is triggered by a specific event, and has symptoms including anxiety, flashbacks of the event itself and feeling jumpy or on edge.

The causes of this disorder are numerous and extremely varied. Examples include sexual abuse, road accidents, military combat, natural disasters and being held hostage.

It is estimated that of all people who have had a traumatic experience, around one in three will develop post traumatic stress disorder.