PTSD Through the Eyes of a Survivor
Around 8% of the people who live in the United States will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives with women being more than twice as likely as men to experience the upsetting memories, nightmares, sleep trouble, nervousness, and other symptoms which come along with the disorder.
Although PTSD has traditionally been associated with active duty military and veterans, the truth is that anyone can develop the disorder after experiencing a traumatic event. The links below give an inside view of what it is like to live with PTSD.
In this TED Talk video, Dr. Janet Seahorn discusses the changes that happen when someone experiences a traumatic event and develops PTSD.
Mary Dalton discusses her experiences with PTSD after she survived childhood cancer in this video.
This The Mighty article features quotes from those who live with PTSD every day.
P.K. Phillips discusses what happened to her after surviving abuse and an attack and how she feels about her life now in this powerful article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.