PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) - This is a special complex of psychological problems or painful deviations in behavior dictated by a stressful situation. PTSD are synonymous with PTSS (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome), "Chechen Syndrome", "Vietnamese Syndrome", "Afghan Syndrome". This condition occurs after a single traumatic or multiple recurring situations, such as physical injury, participation in hostilities, sexual violence, the threat of death.
Features of PTSD consist in manifestations of more than a month of characteristic symptoms: involuntary recurrent memories, high level of anxiety, avoidance or loss of traumatic events from memory. According to statistics, most people do not develop PTSD after traumatic situations.
PTSD is the most common psychological disorder in the world. Statistics claim that up to 8% of all the inhabitants of the planet during this life endure this state at least once. Women are prone to this disorder 2 times more often than men because of reactivity and physiological instability to a stressful situation.