PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a real condition, but just what it is and how to understand its effects is an emerging discipline.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers a wealth of resources for people seeking a better understanding of PTSD.
They emphasize that many people have been exposed to “potentially traumatic events.” They consider post traumatic stress a widespread condition that can hinder one’s daily life.
A video on the landing page offers insight into treatment of military service members, but says that such treatments can be offered to anyone.
Their “landing page” for PTSD-related information is at this link.
This page includes reliable scientific and medical information about understanding this emerging field. We hope you will find it helpful.