UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
Page updated Summer 2015 by Mark Huttemier, MA, LPC. Personal Counselor in Student Health and Counseling at University of Wisconsin – River Falls