Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Recognizing PTSD, Treatments And Therapies



By Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes in Weighted Blanket Guides.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that affects 7.7 million Americans every year. PTSD can occur in individuals who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event, causing them debilitating stress. Some of the common causes of PTSD include war/combat, natural disaster, violence against their person, among other traumatic events.

While women are twice as likely to experience post-traumatic stress, it is a disorder that affects both genders and all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic barriers. The extreme stress and anxiety that comes as a result of trauma can be eased with various forms of therapies, inoculation training, medications and the use of weighted blankets with deep pressure stimulation.



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