Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • 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.
  • Feeling nervous
  • Having thoughts and memories that will not go away
  • Hyper alertness and startle reactions
  • Isolation and alienation from others
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Low tolerance to stress
  • Nightmares
  • Paranoia
  • Problems feeling good about one self
  • Problems with authority
  • Substance abuse
  • Trouble sleeping