This week we will be talking about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) It is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. What is a traumatic event? How do I know I have been through trauma? . Well the DSM5 defines a traumatic event as exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. . But to be even more specific these might help clarify what trauma may look like: • Chronic physical or sexual abuse • Witnessing or being in a car accident. • Major surgery like a transplant, hospitalization or severe burns. • Experiencing or witnessing natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fire) • Community violence and War • Violent crimes like kidnapping, assaults, murder. There are many more but this gives you an idea of what a traumatic event might be. . If you want to more info don’t forget to check out this week’s post!