UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Topic - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can occur following the experience of witnessing life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. People who suffer from PTSD often re-live the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged from their surroundings.

 

These links may be helpful for additional information:

National Institute of Mental Health - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderlink

National Center for PTSDlink

 

Page updated January 2013 by Mark Huttemier, MA, LPC. Personal Counselor in Student Health and Counseling at University of Wisconsin – River Falls


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