Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD Resources

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, childhood neglect or abuse, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, cause themselves harm, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person's daily life. If you are a trauma survivor and are struggling with the effects of PTSD, you are not alone: The estimated lifetime prevalence of PTSD among adult Americans is 7.8%, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to have PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Articles

PTSD Support Groups & Organizations

PTSD Discussion Forums & Message Boards

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bookshelf

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Recommended Book:

Recommended PTSD Book: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn R SchiraldiPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
Glenn R. Schiraldi

For the millions who suffer from the effects of a traumatic experience, this book offers help and hope and provides the diverse elements needed for lasting recovery. Trauma can take many forms, from the most disturbing of circumstances such as witnessing a murder or violent crime to the subtle trauma of living with the effects of abuse or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds often seem like they will never heal, but Schiraldi has helped and witnessed survivors recover, grow, and find happiness.

By helping people recognize the coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth.