Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic event, whether by experiencing or witnessing it. While it is normal to have temporary difficulty coping, persistent interference that lasts for months or years is typically classified as PTSD.
PTSD symptoms usually start one month after the event, but sometimes it takes years. This can impact your social functioning and ability to complete daily tasks. If you think you have PTSD, it’s best to get help.