(PRWEB) November 06, 2013
When your loved ones return from a war zone or get out of the hospital after an accident on the road, their behavior may change. You might discover that they are reacting to unexpected sounds or that they seem nervous at unexpected times. Trauma often results in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. "Leading Edge" is going to be looking into this syndrome with new segments for Public Television.
The signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder may or may not be apparent, depending on the individual and the situation that they lived through. In some cases, your loved ones may get nightmares, they may have flashbacks or they may react to noises, smells or sudden touches in ways that are unexpected or abnormal when compared to their behavior before the accident, their time in a war zone or the situation that resulted in the development of the disorder.
When a loved one is struggling with anxiety, stress or problems related to the disorder, it is important to seek professional help. A professional can give advice based on the situation and assist a loved one through the process of facing their fears. When it is left untreated, post-traumatic stress disorder may get worse.
The "Leading Edge," which is hosted by Jimmy Johnson, will explain post-traumatic stress disorder and the treatment options that are available. By eliminating your worries regarding the treatment options and the signs of the disorder, you can take steps to overcome the situation or help a loved one reach out for the help that he or she needs.
The segments of "Leading Edge" are not distributed by PBS, but are available on public television. Visit http://www.leadingedgeseries.com to learn more about the segments on post-traumatic stress disorder.