Get a clearer understanding of the reality of PTSD to make that first step to recovery

Being involved in or even witnessing a traumatic event can have a dramatic impact on your everyday life. It could be a road traffic accident, an incident at work, experiencing a natural disaster or even the aftermath of military combat, but when our lives are turned upside down by a shocking event, it can be a struggle to overcome what has happened.

Whether you or someone close to you has suffered from such an ordeal, it’s crucial to understand the reality of what you or they could potentially be going through in the aftermath. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 1 in 3 of those who have experienced a distressing event and the signs and symptoms can reveal themselves in many different ways.

Read our guide below to see how PTSD can affect those suffering from it, to get a clearer understanding of what you or a loved one could be going through, and to give you the opportunity to seek the help and guidance needed to make a full recovery.

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It can take a lot of time, dedication and patience to recover from PTSD, but with the right help from loved ones and professionals, everyday life can become much more manageable and enjoyable.