Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can occur following the experience of witnessing life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. People who suffer from PTSD often re-live the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged from their surroundings.
National Institute of Mental Health - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Page updated January 2013 by Mark Huttemier, MA, LPC. Personal Counselor in Student Health and Counseling at University of Wisconsin – River Falls