Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental condition triggered by a traumatic event. Symptoms include, severe anxiety, nightmares, recurrent thoughts and memories about a traumatic event, avoidance, and hypervigilance (or constantly being on edge or alert). Your healthcare team will help create a treatment plan that will help you manage those symptoms.
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can be managed. You can live a healthy life with the right treatment plan, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and avoiding substance abuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Work with your mental health professional to figure out what works to ease daily anxiety.