What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common reaction to an uncommon event. Those who develop PTSD have experienced something that humans were not originally created to experience. It is normal to be affected negatively by combat, atrocity, pain, horror, and gore. When you go through an experience that nearly kills you, it is normal to feel shaken and anxious. Facing death changes a person. It would be abnormal if a person wasn’t affected. This reaction shows that a person is human, and that what they experienced matters. PTSD sufferers are not cowardly, weak, or broken. They are very literally wounded.

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