If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, you know the challenges that accompany it. Mood swings, bad dreams, flashbacks, and sometimes even trouble functioning in daily life. Many of the symptoms go away, but for some people, they don’t and get worse – sometimes leading to suicidal ideation.
Many associate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a traumatic wartime experience.
They wrongly assume that it can only occur as an unwelcome parting gift for the select few who have bravely served our country. However, while PTSD is common in veterans, it’s actually also quite possible for it to develop in your average, everyday person, too.