post-traumatic-stress-disorder

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

2 minute read

A study published in the Journal of American Psychiatry has confirmed what clinicians have known for a long time, PTSD is a lifelong disorder with a varying course across sufferers. Some have an acute onset, an immediate stress reaction that ebbs and exasserbates indefinitely. Some have no symptoms for many years, then triggered by witnessing another traumatic event, even from afar, symptoms overwhelm the individual. Many veterans of various wars were overcome by witnessing the 9⁄11 attacks on television, some showing symptoms for the first time.