Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by an event such as violence, a car accident, a natural disaster, and more. It can affect one person or a group of people. In soldiers, it has sometimes been called "shell shock." Symptoms include flashbacks, emotional detachment, jumpiness, and more. PTSD can make working and maintaining relationships very difficult. PTSD treatments include talk therapy, exposure therapy, medications, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes PTSD, how to treat it, and much more.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental condition that requires treatment. WebMD explains causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISM)
If you’ve been through a major crisis, you know it’s not always easy to get your life back to normal. A critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) can help you get better.
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
After a terrifying or dangerous event, some people develop PTSD. Learn more about this serious mental disorder.
What Are the Treatments for PTSD?
When you have PTSD, it might feel like you'll never get your life back. But it can be treated. Therapy and medications can work very well and are often better together.
The American Psyche, Post-9/11
How well have we healed since the events of Sept. 11, 2001? Are we suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, or have we 'gotten over it' and moved on? The experts say that most of us fall somewhere in between. And for those still struggling, help is available...
The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating
PSTD is common among those with binge eating disorder. Learn how the two conditions are connected and treated.