Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can follow any serious psychological trauma, such as exposure to combat, accidents, torture, disasters, criminal assault and exposure to atrocities or of such painful events. Prisoners of war exposed to harsh treatment are particularly prone to develop PTSD. Women are more likely to experience higher impact events, and are also more likely to develop PTSD than men. Children are less likely to experience PTSD after trauma than adults, especially if they are less than ten years of age. War veterans are commonly at risk to PTSD. Most people with PTSD show a low secretion of cortisol and high secretion of catecholamines in urine with anorepinephrine/cortisol ratio consequently higher than comparable non-diagnosed individuals.
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the best journals in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is a scholarly open access journal that aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on psychological concerns like Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Last date updated on May, 2014