Other Common Problems
PTSD is just one of the effects of trauma. People experience a range of reactions following a traumatic event. Below learn more about other common problems and reactions related to experiencing trauma. For Veterans, also see the
VA Mental Health website.
Acute Stress Disorder Discusses ASD, including who is at risk, how is it treated, and how is it related to PTSD.
Anger and Trauma Describes the relationship between trauma and anger and provides treatment strategies for the three manifestations of anger.
Reminders of Trauma: Anniversaries On the anniversary of traumatic events, some people may find that they experience an increase in distressing memories of the event.
Avoidance Explains emotional and behavioral avoidance and how avoidant coping can get in the way of healing from trauma.
Chronic Pain and PTSD: A Guide for Patients Learn more about chronic pain, how doctors evaluate it, and how is may be related to trauma and PTSD.
Common Reactions After Trauma | Reacciones Comunes Después de un Trauma Following exposure to a trauma most people experience stress reactions. Here is a description of the types of common symptoms that can occur. Common problems are also addressed.
Depression, Trauma, and PTSD Explains what depression is, how it is treated, and what you can do about it.
Nightmares and PTSD Explains what nightmares are, how common they are, how they are related to PTSD, and what effective treatments exist.
PTSD and Problems with Alcohol Use Explains the impact of PTSD on alcohol use and dependence.
PTSD and Substance Abuse in Veterans Explains how PTSD is related to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Veterans. Treatment options are presented.
Self-Harm and Trauma What is self-harm, how common is it, who engages in self-harm and why, and treatments for self-harming behavior.
Sleep and PTSD Learn why people with PTSD may have trouble sleeping and what they can do about it.
Suicide and PTSD Learn about the relationship between trauma, PTSD, and suicide.
Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD
Discusses TBI, its relationship to PTSD, ways to cope, and TBI in Veterans.
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