Understanding the Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (frequently called “PTSD”) is an anxiety condition that develops in some people after they experience an emotionally unsettling event. Surviving a plane crash or a natural disaster, for example, can create feelings of guilt, anxiety and worry.

While most people do not develop PTSD after a tragedy, there is still quite a risk for those who are in dangerous situations on a regular basis. This puts soldiers at a disadvantage, because many who engage in combat are still affected by what they have seen long after they return from active duty.

Disturbing life events can cause years of distress and fear. People with PTSD can suffer from nightmares as well as physical complaints such as headaches, stomach-achesĀ and excessive worry or fear. This can also cause them to lash out at others or behave differently than they once did.

Having PTSD can be very stressful and difficult. It can put a strain on interpersonal relationships and affect one’s ability to focus on work.

Loud noises and random sounds or colors can trigger extreme fear in people who suffer from PTSD.

People with PTSD may also be vulnerable to becoming depressed.

An article discusses how some veterans with PTSD are finding relief from their symptoms by practicing yoga. Yoga teaches these individuals to feel calm and relaxed. It also provides a form of healthy, regular exercise.

If you want to know more about PTSD and how yoga can help reduce anxiety, click on the link here:

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130707/AIK04/130709580/1031/ptsd-is-crippling-disorder-but-treatment-may-help-one-overcome-it

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