Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as an accident, assault, combat, or natural disaster.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can develop in men and women, adults and children. Over 7 million American adults suffer from PTSD. Symptoms can start to appear immediately after the traumatic event, or months or even years later.
Symptoms of PTSD can include extreme anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and trouble sleeping, as well as feeling irritable, jittery, or "on alert." Often it can be difficult to control thoughts or memories of the traumatic event. Many trauma survivors also experience difficulties in their relationships with family and friends, even with people they were close with before the trauma occurred.
Treatments for PTSD can include medication, counseling, and psychotherapy. To find out about the ongoing research study programs for PTSD at MRN, please contact us using the form on this page, or call or text us at (212) 595-5012.