Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which often develops after witnessing or experiencing distressing incidents or after prolonged traumatic experiences. Previously it was reported mainly in cases of people who have been involved in war however PTSD can affect anyone. Incidents which may lead to PTSD include witnessing or experiencing serious accidents, abuse, assaults, natural disasters, war or violence.
The symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares, uncomfortable flashbacks, distressing memories, feelings of stress and anxiety, anger, irritability and sleep disorders.
Hypnotherapy, NLP and EMDR (rapid eye movement therapy) are known to be helpful for treating those suffering with PTSD often with noticeable results after the first session.