Is a response to a stressful event or situation of an exceptionally threatening nature. Witnessing or being subject to physical violence, serious injury or sexual assault can lead to symptoms of PTSD. Repeated trauma can also lead to prominent PTSD symptoms, as can sometimes be the case for people in emergency services or military. Trauma inflicted on us at an early age, especially if done so by a parental figure can be particularly damaging.
What factors contribute to Ptsd?
The severity of the trauma
Past experiences of trauma
The supports and other factors in their lives at the time of trauma
Personality, temperament and values of the person before the trauma.