Authored by National Institute of Mental Health
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.
Nov 04 2014
1503084450 / 9781503084452
US Trade Paper
7″ x 10″
Black and White
Self-Help / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder