Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an intense emotional and psychological response to an event that was very disturbing or stressful (traumatic). It can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as rape, assault, natural disaster, accident, war, torture, or death. PTSD may occur immediately following a traumatic event or may develop months or even years later.
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder may include:
Recovery Takes Time
Survivors recover in stages. They may start with one stage, go to another then go back. Each person processes the event his or her own way.