Question: What can trigger PTSD in a veteran?

What causes PTSD in veterans?

Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event is described as the source of PTSD symptoms. PTSD may be caused by combat, abuse, emotional loss, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, assault, and many other situations.

Why do some veterans get PTSD and some don t?

The two biggest factors were childhood abuse prior to the war, and a pre-existing mental health issue other than PTSD. Age of exposure to trauma also made a difference. Younger soldiers exposed to combat were much more likely to develop lingering PTSD than older soldiers.

What triggers PTSD the most?

Types of events that can lead to PTSD include:serious accidents.physical or sexual assault.abuse, including childhood or domestic abuse.exposure to traumatic events at work, including remote exposure.serious health problems, such as being admitted to intensive care.childbirth experiences, such as losing a baby.More items

How do I talk to a military person with PTSD?

Listen. If your loved one is a veteran with PTSD who wants to talk about what they saw or experienced, encourage them to do so. Maintain a non-judgmental attitude as you listen, and be sure to give them your full attention. If you want to ask questions, keep them unintrusive.

Does PTSD affect everyone the same?

The brain responds differently for every person after being exposed to trauma. After a traumatic event, it is normal to feel anxious, afraid or upset. These events include, but are not limited to: violent crimes, car accidents, loved ones in danger, war, and natural disasters.

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