Trauma and PTSD

Being emotionally affected by a traumatic event usually settles within a week or two. If it keeps going and causes distress, you might have a problem with posttraumatic stress.

  • Trauma

    After a distressing or traumatic experience, it’s normal to go over and over what happened, even to have troubling dreams about it. This usually settles down within a week or two.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    Posttraumatic stress refers to a group of reactions that can occur after someone has experienced a traumatic event. It's common in the Australian community, not just veterans. Effective therapies are available to minimise its impact on you and your family.