While it is natural to be fearful in a dangerous situation and while you may have short-term after-effects from an incident, a trauma should not lead to fear, apprehension and behavioral changes months after the event. If it does, you may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. One afflicted with PTSD will feel stressed and afraid months after the danger is over. It affects outlook, behavior and personal relationships. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Living through or seeing something that's upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. These can include:
How do I know if I have PTSD?
Your doctor can help you find out. Call your doctor if you have any of these problems:
When does PTSD start?
PTSD starts at different times for different people. Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later.
How is PTSD Treated?
Treatment may include "talk" therapy, medication, or both. The type of treatment will be determined after psychiatric assessment.
Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center
1718 Peachtree Street NW Suite 265,
Atlanta , Georgia 30309
Phone: (404) 254-3508
Fax: (404) 254-3847
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To request an appointment, you can call us at (404) 254-3508.