Unformatted text preview: might not acknowledge the change anywhere from six months to a year. Main symptoms include vivid flashbacks, bringing the person back to the moment when his or her brain was permanently changed. It also has the symptom of isolation, when the person avoids any social situation or confrontation, in order to avoid additional stress. PTSD affects not only the afflicted person, but this person’s family, friends, coworkers, and entire community. While it can never be fixed, an individual with PTSD can recover greatly. They can learn what triggers the flashbacks, and avoid situations that would cause them. They slowly can re-integrate into society and community, making all their circles of people less stressed and affected as well....
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- Fall '07
- Stress, Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder