PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)  After a traumatic or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, intense emotional and physical feelings, nightmares, horror, increased irritability, hypervigilance, anxiety and or depressed mood. PTSD may last months or years and is often a lasting consequence that left untreated can worsen over time. You can discuss treatment options with a qualified mental health professional and determine which ones are best for you based in the benefits and risks of each treatment. Treatment often includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.

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