Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when you develop four types of symptoms in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Broadly speaking, these symptoms are: Unwanted re-experiencing or reliving of a traumatic event, which may or may not be the result of exposure to specific triggers. A compelling urge to avoid anything that could serve as a trauma trigger Hypersensitivity or hyper-arousal of your nervous system caused by loss of control over your “fight-or-flight” response Negative changes in your everyday mood or ability to think clearly During a time of heightened emotionality, when survivors’ traumas are triggered, they tend to react in seemingly irrational ways. Frequently, they may distance themselves from their relationships, or they may show contempt for the people in their lives, which results in distance.  When hurt, sometimes people consciously or subconsciously want to injure another person so that they can understand and experience their own pain. In…