Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or shocking event. After this type of event, it’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel nervous or on edge, or have trouble sleeping. At first it might be hard to get back to work or school or carry on with normal activities, but most start to feel better after a few weeks or months. If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still struggling, you might have PTSD. For some people, symptoms might happen immediately and come and go, and for some symptoms might start much later.