|International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the leading journals in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The journal presents an education series providing updates relevant to emergency mental health, as well as, an ongoing annotated research review of relevant papers published elsewhere thus making the Journal a unique and even more valuable reference resource.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect those who personally experience the catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma. People who have Post-traumatic stress disorder may feel stressed or frightened even when they are no longer in danger. During traumatic experiences the high levels of stress hormones secreted suppress hypothalamic activity that may be a major factor toward the development of Post-traumatic stress disorder.