Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after experiencing a traumatic event such as:
- Physical or sexual assault.
- War, natural disaster or an accident.
- Unexpected death of a loved one.
It’s a common reaction of PTSD to feel:
For most people, these feelings will go away over time. However, these feelings can continue for more than a month and get worse. If this happens, you may have PTSD. This disorder affects both children and adults and can prevent you from living a normal life.
Should You Seek Help?
Yes. If you think you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of PTSD, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. Find a therapist who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder and one that you feel comfortable with. If you need assistance finding a practitioner, please call the behavioral/mental health number on the back of your member ID card.