Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

These conditions result from a stressful event or sequence of events beyond what the mind can cope with. There are many different scenarios that can cause one of these disorders, with common examples being the trauma of war; being the victim or witness of a serious crime; or the effects of engaging in a dangerous profession. Specific disorders include acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms vary but can include: anger, aggression, dissociation, fear, helplessness, anhedonia or dysphoria.
Sufferers can manage their condition well, often with the assistance of a good health professional and/or the right medication.