Many have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from acts of violence around crime scenes, devastating losses, repeated abuses beyond imagination, and yet many more situations. The key factor often being the result is severely traumatizing to them.
One thing that is coming up more than ever is the condition called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some were aware of it before this became the common name and remember it as shell shock. It starts with events that are so traumatic for those suffering, that they can’t deal with it all at once, and shouldn’t be expected to.
In wars, many soldiers experience horrors that were extremely beyond anything they could ever prepare for. This has been a strongly noticed issue on the rise since the many soldiers returned home from the Vietnam War.
Whatever the cause, untreated, those with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder stand to deal with many side effects including sleep trouble, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and even blackouts when these occur. While they came back, the issues of their trauma are still buried deep in their mind in full force.
One of the more extreme side effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is another disorder called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), in which studies indicate all cases have PTSD as well. Split personalities seem to be one of the ways the human mind can deal with the trauma hidden back in.
One thing that will definitely be necessary when treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is unraveling the layers of emotional feelings, fears, and other things that may have long been hidden and attempted forgotten. Learning to deal with these feelings and fears is the most important thing. Being able to find someone they can open up to about them and get the word out of their head will indeed bring long-term progress.