Post-traumatic stress disorder affects approximately 4.4% of the world’s population, this is around 320 million people. It can affect people of any age, gender or background, although a lot of people think of soldiers when it comes to PTSD. Yes, it is more common for war veterans to experience PTSD, but the condition is in no way limited to this one specific group of people.
Causes of post-traumatic stress disorder:
Due to the fact that we are all individual human beings, with various personality types, we are bound to find different situations more or less traumatic than other people do. Something that I portray as being traumatic, may not affect you in the same way and vice versa.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after a person has experienced an event that they perceived as being traumatic, distressing or fearful. Such incidents include: