Post-traumatic stress disorder is a disease that is triggered in your daily life after being a witness to, or experiencing yourself, a terrifying event.
The disease affects millions of people in the world, and is especially a problem for those we honor who have thankfully come home from war.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is an epidemic impacting millions of Americans every year. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 8% of our population will have some form of PTSD during their lifetime, with about 8 million reported cases annually.
But there are still a lot of people out there who don’t understand its severe reality, or know how to deal with it.
These symptoms of this mental health affliction can be horribly debilitating and stop people from living normal lives. They can last for a long time to come, and possibly for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes we don’t give dogs enough credit for all the things they do to help humans. They never cease to amaze me with what they can do to help people live normal lives.
In order to help cope with this disease and the memories that are associated with it, some people are now able to get service dogs who are trained to prevent and/or stop anxiety attacks and depression that are the most common symptoms.
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