Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a nightmare for many. A thought, memory and flashback of the trauma linger around the head, and make you feel lost. You’re detached from the reality, and all you feel is sadness. You feel hopelessness engulfing your life, and find yourself helpless. All this distress results from a shocking and saddening trauma. However, PTSD is one of the most common depressions. Still many people are unaware about some of the surprising facts about this disorder.
Only half the number of adults suffering from PTSD actually go and seek appropriate medical help.
At least 1 out of every 10 women lives with PTSD. The number of women to get PTSD is exactly double than men according to medical statistics.
1 out of every five US combat veterans suffered, are suffering or may suffer from PTSD. 1 out of every 6 US soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD.
18 combat veterans commit suicide every day due to PTSD. This makes 126 suicides in a week and 6552 suicides to count in a year.