Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that arises after a traumatic or tragic event. While often associated with war veterans - abuse, vehicle accidents and fire are just a few of the other possible causes of this type of anxiety. PTSD can be difficult to diagnose and is made more challenging by the fact that people who have the condition do not always seek help. To diagnose PTSD a doctor will ask many questions about the symptoms and tragic event experienced and might also perform a physical exam.
For many of us with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we may be questioned why we just can't "let go" of the past and move forward and live in the present. Such a concept to "let go" and be free of the past would be wonderful... if only it were that simple. One of the components of PTSD that is misunderstood is this very concept of "letting…