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Don't only soldiers returning from combat have PTSD?

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Last Updated: 06/14/2021 at 2:41pm
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April 5th, 2018 9:38am
No. I saw my older brother with a noose around his neck and had to cut him out, when I was 13. I have PTSD. PTSD doesn't only effect soldiers anyone who has been through a traumatic experience can get PTSD.
April 16th, 2018 6:05pm
Not at all. PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder, meaning it can occur after any sort of trauma. This does not only include combat, but maybe abuse, a car accident, anything. It can cause flashbacks, nightmares, and painful or stressful memories. Yes it is very commonly seen in soldiers, but that is for sure not the only cases :)
May 3rd, 2018 5:24pm
that is a very common misconception. ptsd was most commonly and most overwhelmingly common to, soldiers returning from combat, but that's not the only possible cause. car accidents are a good example. they happen every day, and can cause ptsd
April 8th, 2019 8:38pm
Nope! You don’t have to be in the service to have PTSD, say you had a traumatic experience and it left you feeling very on edge when you hear or talk about it. Many people of all walks of live can suffer from PTSD, it can also be due of having a mental ailment as well or for example a car crash that’s a PTSD example, like you’ll be always on edge when driving or being in a car, it can be all sorts of things that one can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Discover. It’s anyone really that can have it.
June 16th, 2020 7:41am
Definitely not, PTSD is just a collection of symptoms. Lots of people have PTSD for many different reasons. Although it is common in soldiers its just a reaction to a traumatic event in your life and one that you are not able to process. People can have PSTD after injury or sickness, seeing a traumatic event, sexual violence and many other things. If you feel you have had a traumatic event in your life, whatever that maybe be, and you feel you are not able to process or deal with it in a healthy way and it's affecting your life than getting help can be a good idea so you can find better ways to process what you have seen, felt, heard, touched and experienced
August 4th, 2020 8:20am
No, everyone who has struggled with a traumatic experience can have PTSD. "Stress" and "Trauma" includes a very large number of situations: sexual violence, abuse, mobbing at job, the death of a loved one... It's not so simple managing the emotions and our mental health in these situations. So, every one can have PTSD, it's not only about soldiers returning from combat. Maybe they can have major probability to have this, but they are not the only ones. PTSD is a very complicated and serious problem, if you think you may have this, ask for help. Mental Health is a very important thing, and also is so fragile
February 22nd, 2021 8:19pm
Unfortunately soldiers coming from combat are not the only people who struggle with PTSD. For an example it could be someone who just got out of a really badly physical abusive relationship, they can also have ptsd. Another example is someone who has seen domestic violence in their family like for an example a son watching his mom get hit or pushed around by her boyfriend or husband, these type of encounters make it hard to just forget and move on, so when we as humans see such things we can have moments were we experience PTSD from those traumas.
June 14th, 2021 2:41pm
Not only soldiers returning from combat or battle get PTSD as PTSD can happen for many reasons. If someone has gone through something terrible. Something heart wrenching or something that they really really struggled through they also can get ptsd this can be from getting in a fight at school and losing to losing a loved one that they fought so hard for to soldiers coming home from combat and battle. PTSD is a disorder that reminds your brain of the traumatic times you went through and this can cause a sound or something to cause someone with PTSD to break down or have a meltdown.