Post-traumatic stress disorder
By: Dustin Hughes and Zyan Elrod
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that may develop after exposure to a terrifying event that threatened or caused physical harm.
This disorder is common after a personal assault, such as rape; natural or human-made disasters. This disorder may arise weeks or months after the event that caused it.
Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, emotional numbness, sleeplessness, guilt, and problems with concentration.