More College Students Are Suffering From PTSD

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Individuals who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often suffer from anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks to the source(s) of their trauma, and more. PTSD can negatively impact a person’s mental and emotional health. It can also hurt their ability to function in the world and handle various tasks they’ve become accustomed to.

Therapy and medications are often used to treat PTSD; though what each individual responds well to will vary depending on a number of different factors.

Unfortunately, one study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham indicates that a growing number of college students across the United States are experiencing PTSD.

Why PTSD is on the rise amongst America’s college students

The findings attribute COVID deaths, lockdowns, racial tensions, and shootings on campuses as factors driving PTSD upticks. The University of Alabama at Birmingham furthermore underscores the need for preventative measures to address traumas and a stronger presence of mental health experts.