How PTSD Happens: 'Ask Dorothy'
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
Here I share the story of a client: with whom I continue to work at the time of writing this. Her name has been changed to protect her identity; her story is real.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition in which people experience a variety of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event. These may include flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, avoidance, and changes in mood and thinking. Symptoms may include re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoiding reminders of the trauma, startling easily, and having negative thoughts and beliefs.
* Assessment Tool for PTSD (online) https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/documents/APCLC.pdf
*If you suffer from PTSD, please let me help.