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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We often associate PTSD with the military, and veterans of war, but in reality PTSD can be caused by any traumatic life event or highly stressful experience.  It has been found that even cyberbullying could cause PTSD. Athletes operate in high pressure environments regularly, including traumatic injury, and could suffer from this condition.

Symptoms of PTSD can include:

  • Vivid flashbacks from the traumatic incident

  • Nightmares

  • Intrusive thoughts

  • Physical sensations like pain, nausea, shaking

  • Avoidance of things/places which can remind of the trauma

  • Feeling on edge, or being hyper vigilant

  • Anger or irritability

  • Attempts to stay distracted

  • Reckless and risky behaviour

  • Guilt, anger or shame

  • Mistrustfulness 

Do you think you have, or know someone who has PTSD? Click the buttons below for further information around support.

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