June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day
Post-traumatic stress disorder - once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome - is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a terrifying event. It can happen to anyone, at any age.
Someone experiencing PTSD may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares, or feel sadness, fear or anger. Any kind of trauma can bring on PTSD: sexual or physical assault, combat, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, a natural disaster.
If symptoms last for a month, it’s time to call your doctor. Bio-One would like to acknowledge all people suffering from PTSD due to varying circumstances. You are strong and not alone.