What Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Do To The Brain?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is painful and horrifying, as individuals are left with emotional scars that feel like they may never heal. Anyone who has experienced trauma and lives with PTSD can tell you the struggles and difficulties. Most importantly, they can tell you all the ways it affects their life on a day-to-day basis without hesitating. But can they tell you what PTSD does to your brain?
PTSD is typically thought of as an “invisible injury” similar to traumatic brain injury or many mental health problems. These types of injuries are considered invisible because researchers initially could find no observable symptoms allowing for the easy identification of the injury, but recent research has completely changed this.
Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD, recently detailed all the changes that occur when an individual develops post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have ever wanted to know what was happening to a loved one afflicted with PTSD, this examination provides a great deal of insight.