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.
Symptoms of PTSD
Four little letters can spell big changes in your mind and body. Learn the symptoms of PTSD so you can spot it when it pops up.
The Basics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
WebMD explains the basics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What Are PTSD Triggers?
When you have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), certain things can set off your symptoms. Learn about possible triggers and why you develop them.
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.
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.