Post Traumatic Stress is a normal set of reactions to a trauma such as war, which could be experienced by almost anyone. Sometimes, it becomes a Disorder (PTSD) with the passage of time when feelings or issues related to the trauma are not dealt with, but are suppressed by the individual. This can result in problems readjusting to community life following the trauma.
A delayed stress reaction may surface after many years and include some or all of the following problems:
Anger, irritability, and rage
Difficulty trusting others
Feeling grief or sadness
Feeling guilt over acts committed or witnessed, the failure to prevent certain events, or merely having survived while others did not.
Having thoughts and memories that will not go away