Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Those who have served in battle are prone to PTSD. Women are more likely to experience this anxiety disorder than men. If the event was quite intense or long lasting there is a greater likelihood that PTSD will develop. Individuals who already have a psychological condition are also more likely to experience post traumatic stress disorder. Individuals who do not have friends and family to rely on for support are more prone to PTSD. Patients with relatives who have also experienced PTSD or depression are at a higher risk. Abuse or neglect as a child can also put an individual at risk to experience PTSD.