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.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for PTSD
Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for PTSD.
Prazosin for PTSD
Drug details for Prazosin for PTSD.
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.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental condition that requires treatment. WebMD explains causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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.