The simplest way to explain PTSD is an anxiety disorder that has developed after a person has experienced one or more traumatic events.
Symptoms vary from person to person, examples are:
Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
Hypervigilance (being on constant ‘red alert’)
Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event Irritability or outbursts of anger
Irrational and intense fear
less tolerance to noise (hyperacusis)
Difficulty in concentrating
Easily moved to tears
Panic attacks/anxiety/depression/mood swings
Feeling jumpy and easily startled
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Aggressive and/or angry behaviour
There are many sites on the internet to go to for advice and help: Further details will follow on this site.