PTSD is a disorder that affects people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It is normal for people who have undergone trauma to have anxiety, trouble sleeping, fear and other symptoms for up to a month after the event. If these symptoms persist, it could be a case of PTSD.
Personal experiences such as going to war, being in prison, rape, assault, witnessing a murder or natural disaster, or other severe experiences can all be classified as traumatic. Adjusting to life after a traumatic event can take time, but many people are able to successfully make the transition. Other people can’t deal with the traumatic event as easily. Some signs of PTSD are: