This disorder appears after the exposure to severe traumatic event. The traumatic event is so severe that
endangered life or physical integrity. (Road traffic accidents domestic violence sexual abuse etc.)
The individual either experienced the traumatic event or just witnesses it. The common symptoms of this disorder are frequent nightmares and flashback as if the traumatic event is reoccurring. The patients try to avoid everything that is the reminder of the traumatic event. There is marked anxiety and guilt feeling.
The treatment is usually in the form of psychotherapies. Medicines are required if the condition is severe.