About PTSD


When something traumatic happens it can rock you to the core. The world can feel like it is no longer a safe place, it becomes a place where bad things can and do happen. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when something traumatic happens and is a type of anxiety disorder which may develop after being in or witnessing a traumatic event.

Mind has provided this webpage full of information about PTSD covering; what PTSD is symptoms of PTSD, how PTSD is diagnosed, complex PTSD, treatments for PTSD, and advice for family and friends.


This is a comprehensive webpage provided by Mind who are experts in mental health and young people. The information is nicely divided up so you can find exactly what you need and the language used means it’s accessible to everyone.

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