We all experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Some of us can escape with no enduring effects. But for many, the experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Reblogging because generally, in Singapore where I live, hardly anyone knows what PTSD is. Knowledge of schizoaffective disorders and depression is more common. Schizoaffective and depressed vs PTSD and depression makes for vastly different combined effects sometimes.