How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Your Life

Local Resources for the Seriously Injured (LRSI) is dedicated to providing injury victims the information and resources they need to recover from serious injuries.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a game changer for those who experience this mental illness. LRSI believes that those who suffer from this illness need help in overcoming it. 

There are many resources out there for sufferers, and you should get the help you need. You don’t have to suffer through this situation on your own. Learn more about PTSD and how it can negatively impact your life.

What Could Cause PTSD?

In the past, PTSD was often associated with soldiers who had experienced traumatic wartime events. These soldiers would come home and suffer from nightmares, difficulty sleeping, fear, anxiety, and stress. 

PTSD was not well understood for a long time, but the mental health community has gotten a better handle on it. You need to know that anyone can experience PTSD. For example, LRSI recently spoke with a New York City sex abuse attorney, who detailed how her sexually abused client was dealing with PTSD.

PTSD is a mental illness that occurs following a traumatic event of any kind. It could be abuse, assault, a vehicle collision, a natural disaster, an injury, or any other traumatic life event. The aftermath can leave you dealing with nightmares about the event as well as fear, stress, anxiety, and many other issues. 

If your experience involved an attack or sexual trauma, you might have difficulty with trusting people. If your experience involved a catastrophic car accident, you might be fearful of getting into vehicles. The symptoms of PTSD can be felt for a long time following a traumatic experience.

Can You Overcome PTSD?

PTSD can be overcome, but it’s difficult to do this on your own. Check your local community for resources on how to deal with PTSD. There are likely therapists in your area who specialize in treating victims with PTSD. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has many resources available for those suffering from combat trauma.

Remember: don’t suffer in silence. Get the help you need so that you can get back to enjoying a life free from fear and anxiety.

Get the Resources You Need at LRSI

At Local Resources for the Seriously Injured, we believe that all those suffering from injury or illness deserve to have the information and resources they need to improve their lives and circumstances. You deserve to live a full life, and we hope that the information we provide can help you secure a positive future for yourself and your family.