Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is prevalent among war veterans and survivors of natural disasters.
If you have been in a car or airplane accident, a terrorist attack or a tsunami, you are very likely to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.)
Poverty, your parent’s violent divorce or a huge economic crash, such as the “Big Depression” almost 100 years ago, can trigger P.T.S.D. too.
In some people, the trauma is so strong that they recall vivid images and sounds of the accident or traumatic event. It is as if relived the whole nightmare over and over again.