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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents, or physical assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time.
Certain individuals may be genetically more prone to suffering from the effects PTSD, and may relive the experience through nightmares or other physical manifestations. It is estimated that one in every five military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD, and tens of thousands of civilians who have experienced a traumatic injury, also may suffer in silence. The prevalence of PTSD Resources have grown significantly as awareness has increased.
While this list of PTSD Resources is not all-inclusive, it represents some of the leading facilities available to support those with concerns.
This section opens the door to some of the many available PTSD Resources.
Americans Managing PTSD (Age 18-54)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Who Served in Theater
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans With PTSD
Percentage of women who experience at least one traumatic event in life
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This Website deals primarily with PTSD as it relates to Veterans. However all people suffering from PTSD have many symptoms in common. No matter how you fell victim to PTSD this website can be supportive.
We will bring you the latest information on PTSD as it becomes available.
To change PTSD to PTSI would mean that physicians believe that brain physiology has been injured by exposure to some external force, not that the person suffering is just anxious or depressed by tragic and traumatic reality. There is a strong argument for the injury model.
RAINN is the nation’s largest support organizations and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out prevention programs, help victims and ensure that offenders are brought to justice.
Everyone’s recovery process is different. Depending where you are in your own rehabilitative and transitional process, we hope you find a program that fits you and/or your family’s needs.
Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Whether you are newly injured or have been on the path to recovery for a while, WWP is here to support you as you define your new normal. Please explore our program offerings below.
What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event.
When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
The National Domestic Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.
Frequently co-occurring among people with substance use disorders, PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder that affects people who have lived through a traumatic event or prolonged trauma. Simultaneous treatment for substance abuse disorders and PTSD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of both disorders and often is the only lifeline to save people drowning in the afflictions of the disorders.
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