There are some psychological disorders that leave us with nothing but the feelings of uncertainty and loss. They take away our spirit if not our life. One of these disorders is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event such as an accident, sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or other threats to a person’s life.
It is a major form of psychological disorder which may occur to individuals across all ages. This disorder comes along with a host of challenges that consumes the afflicted for as long as it could be. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This ‘fight-or-flight’ response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD.
People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger. There are thoughts that don’t ever leave their mind and they constantly think about the traumatic event that happened to them. They remain anxious most of their lives and try to divert their mind by working all day or stressing their body by doing some physical activities. Their minds remain distorted by feelings of guilt or pain. They keep stressing on the “If the traumatic event didn’t happen” scenarios.
Life becomes a puzzle for them; they see everything as a confusion which they are unable to solve. Denial and discounting are the skills that society has developed to deal with trauma. Concentration problems are literally on another level because concentrating their mind on something seems like a distant dream to them. Self-pity is another issue that they develop, they start feeling bad for themselves and aren’t able to stop it. The challenges of uncertainty and loss in their lives continue to haunt them time after time and they never feel happy with anything. They remain aloof from any moment of contentment and fulfillment coming their way. Fight or flight responses change constantly, complete isolation from family and friends trigger the fight response after the flight.
A person suffering from PTSD finds it really difficult to manage simple tasks because their mind is on the go every time, wandering from place to place. Fighting PTSD on their own, without any help becomes really difficult for people. Prevention may be possible when therapy is targeted at those with early symptoms. Drug and substance use commonly occur with PTSD. People start relating to things when they get high on alcohol or drugs. Their mind stops at a point for a while and they can finally experience some peace, and thus they get addicted to drugs or alcohol. It works like relief medicine in their miserable life.
Psychological therapies, meditation, and yoga have helped people survive Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. They relieve them of the disease by bringing in a positive mindset and changing the way they live. However, alternate medicines have fairly been successful in curing psychological diseases like PTSD.
Yathis Holistic, which aims to cure people through healing, has also helped accident survivors, rape victims and survivors of any natural disaster get back on their feet. Yathis heals people by eliminating the root cause of problems and taking people towards completeness of mind and the soul.