Who is more at risk for PTSD?
Anyone can develop PTSD at any age.
This includes war veterans, children, and people who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse, accident, disaster, or other serious events..
Why are some people more susceptible to PTSD?
People who don’t have strong connections with family or friends are more likely to have stronger physical and emotional reactions to trauma. Having other mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, or having a history of substance abuse, elevates your risk of developing PTSD.
What age group is most affected by PTSD?
Creamer and Parslow  found the highest risk of PTSD to be present between the age of 18 and 24 years for both men and women. When converting our results into comparable 10-year-span age groups the highest risk of PTSD was found between the age of 45 and 54 years among men, and 55 and 64 years among women.
What profession has the highest rate of PTSD?
Health care professionals. Health care workers, especially nurses in intensive-care units and in mental health care have been shown to have high rates of PTSD symptoms.
What are the 5 stages of PTSD?
What are common warning signs of PTSD?
PTSD SymptomsRe-experiencing the trauma through intrusive distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares.Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma.More items…