NAMI states that roughly 3.5% of the U.S. adult population which is around 8 million individuals are affected by PTSD
Trauma is when you are exposed to a traumatic or stressful event(s) and you experience negative emotions such as feeling sad, angry, or ashamed. Traumatic events can include experiences of violent crimes, war, sexual violence, abuse, natural disasters, serious medical conditions, among others. Trauma has both psychological and physiological effects such as having flashbacks, or distressing dreams and/or memories related to the traumatic event.
DISTRESSING MEMORIES OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S) THAT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN’T CONTROL
DISTRESSING DREAMS IN WHICH THE CONTENT OR FEELING IS RELATED TO THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)
AVOIDING PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, ACTIVITIES, OR SITUATIONS THAT BRING UP MEMORIES OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)