War Zone or Home Front – It Can Be PTSD

It’s not just military men and women with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anyone who has faced a traumatic experience can deal with the ailment.

PTSD can effect anyone and it doesn’t have to be an incident involving protecting our country. According to a recent article, there has been a misconception that PTSD is just a soldier’s disorder, but that’s not the case.

If you or a loved one has encountered an experience that leaves you replaying the activities of the incident over and over in your mind and you cannot seem to focus on anything else besides what has happened to you, then you may have PTSD. There are many emotional factors that also come into play with the disorder.

Anger, depression, irritability, may all be feelings that are brought on by PTSD. Many people may go undiagnosed with the disease simply because their experiences may not be as public as someone who has served in the military, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t dealing with the same types of trauma reactions as those of servicemen and women.

The important piece of healing through this process is recognizing that this is a problem that could use help beyond what a friend or family member could provide. Professional help may be the key to helping a person move on from their experiences. On the flip side, for those who are closest to the person, recognizing too that they need help beyond what you can provide is vital.

Do not be afraid to seek the help you need to deal with the incidents that occur in your life. Every person is different in the way they bounce back from trauma, but the best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to acknowledge that help may be needed to heal.