What causes PTSD?
PTSD is a kind of mental health problem. Doctors still not be sure about why people get PTSD, but it probably be caused by a mix of:
- Unforgettable, stressful or terrifying experiences you have gone through: These experiences include accidents; crimes; serious diseases like cancer; death of a loved one; natural disasters like hurricane, earthquake, flood, tornado; physical or sexual abuses; wars.
- Inherited features of your personality or temperament.
- Inherited mental health risks: For example, the anxiety or depression with a family history.
- The way your brain regulates the chemicals and hormones: When in stressful situation, your brain would release chemicals or hormones to respond to it.
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