Sleep problems—in particular chronic insomnia and nightmares—are frequently some of the most troubling aspects of PTSD. While these sleep problems are considered symptoms of PTSD, the evidence suggests that they tend to become independent problems over time that warrant sleep-focused assessment and treatment. There are both pharmacologic and cognitive-behavioral [...]
Veterans with SAD often feel anxious with other people, in bars, or in other situations. Veterans impacted may suffer from nausea, increased heart rate, and avoidance of social situations. This might make it hard to hold jobs or go out and do things with family and friends.
PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last [...]