PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder is a Mental Disorder that is caused by experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can include fear, the inability to concentrate, depression, anti-social behaviors, violent outbursts, anger, nightmares, insomnia, and many more. The symptoms of PTSD can be constant, worsen over time, improve over time, or can come and go. Like many mental illnesses, the exact symptoms of PTSD can be very different from one person to the next. This can be a few weeks and months to many years after the initial traumatic event.
PTSD Linked to Military Sexual Trauma, Childhood Experiences Among Females
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Graham Jamieson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , we most often think of soldiers traumatised by their experiences of war. But the statistics tell another story.
Getting Disability Compensation for Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
In a Journal of Traumatic Stress study of military veterans, lesbian, gay, and bisexual LGB veterans were twice as likely to have experienced sexual assault while in the military compared with non-LGB veterans. In addition, the experience of military sexual assault was directly linked to the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD and depression among LGB veterans. The findings highlight the likelihood that the presence of PTSD and depression in LGB veterans after military service may be due to past sexual assault experiences.