PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a result when a person witnessed or experienced catastrophic event or an extremely distressing series of situations. PTSD can also happen in a workplace even if a lot of people might associate a post-traumatic stress disorder as someone caused by emergency response incidents or military experience.
Experiencing or witnessing series of events that are stressful, overwhelming, or extremely frightening can cause a person to develop a post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Since most of the time the series of events can be unexpected, the person will not have the capability to change the outcome. The fear of dying or having serious injuries are involved in cases that would result to a post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Cases such as an assault, a car accident, a natural disaster, or combat can often lead to a person developing a post-traumatic stress disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental condition that is quite difficult to identify and detect. There are some people that will have a quick onset of post-traumatic stress disorder while some may also not notice PTSD for a long time. You should notice the common symptoms of PTS and these are:
1. Experiencing some flashbacks.
2. Extreme Anxiety.
3. Experiencing a constant feel for fear and nightmares.
4. Increasing anxiety level.
5. Uncontrollable anger.
6. Having some loss of feelings.
7. Being paranoid.
8. Feeling depressed.
9. Could not concentrate well.
Any person in the workplace can develop a post-traumatic stress disorder with any kind of incident. The occupations that has the highest risk of developing a post-traumatic stress disorder are the firs responders, military personnel, corrections officers, nurses, doctors, and dispatch receivers, but you should take note that PTSD will happen because of any serious health or safety incident. A manufacturing incident or a bullying that will happen in any workplace can also cause PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder to the person involved.
There are now a some studies that are carefully conducted by Natalie Barone psychologist about the many cases that would cause post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
A workplace education should be conducted in order to identify the different signs of a post-traumatic stress disorder as well as giving support to the people experiencing this mental issues because PTSD is considered to be a serious mental condition. The employees as well as the management of the workplace should be trained and educated about the post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD in order to identify and recognize the cause and signs of this mental condition, as well as knowing how to provide the support that is needed by people who are experiencing PTSD. If you know a person having PTSD, you must encourage them to ask for support or offer them the support that they need in order to ease the burden that they have.