RECOMMENDED BOOKS & LINKs
The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life
When to say Yes, When to Say No, and How To Take Control of Your Life
Drs. Henry Cloud, John Townsend
Waking the Tiger
Healing the Trauma
Restoring the Pleasure
Helping Couples Overcome the Most Common Sexual Barriers
Clifford L. Penner, PhD
Joyce J. Penner, RN, MN
Waking the Dead
The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive
What is PTSD?
It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after a traumatic event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.
If it's been longer than a few months and you're still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.