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What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD is one of a few mental health conditions where you have to have gone through a specific type of traumatic event to get it – you must have thought your life or someone’s else’s life was in danger, at risk of serious injury or attack.

Combat Stress Psychologist Manveer Kaur talks about the symptoms of PTSD, how it develops and what it can feel like.

PTSD and the brain

PTSD develops as a result of the way in which memories of a traumatic event are stored in the brain.

Here we explore the brain before and during trauma. We suggest you begin with the Amydala before reading about the Hippocampus.

Grid showing different stress challenges

SELF HELP GUIDE: PTSD

Self-help guides developed by the specialist mental health clinicians at Combat Stress