Causes of posttraumatic stress disorder
Different things can contribute to the development of posttraumatic stress disorder, and some of them include physical or sexual assault. According to Liang et al., 2020 children are the most affected individuals regarding sexual assault. Immediately after the rape incident, the child may develop the fear, and some might develop low self-esteem. The death of a beloved one is another cause of this disorder. Researchers show that most of the people in the world are fighting posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of the unexpected death of their loved ones. Road accidents, natural disasters or war also highly contribute more chances of people experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder. Lastly, the rescue team and emergency personnel can develop this problem.
According to researchers, a person normally experiences different reactions after a traumatic event (Lewis, Roberts, Andrew, Starling & Bisson, 2020). Some of these reactions are; fear, guilt, anger, shock, and nervousness. In most cases, the reaction goes away when the victim fully recovers. However, in post-traumatic stress disorder, the feelings persist, and they may even increase and affect someone’s life. These reactions end up bringing in more complicated issues, thus; risking the life of a person.