Posttraumatic stress disorder frequently causes sleep disturbances. People with PTSD often have recurring, intrusive, and distressing dreams of the traumatic event. Fatigue, insomnia and other sleep disorders are common in people suffering from PTSD.
Diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder is based on the clinical history of the patient and the occurrence of a traumatic event.
This disorder is characterized by frequent, recurring panic attacks - sudden, unexpected feelings of intense fear and discomfort.
Anxiety levels sometimes spin out of control, causing psychological and physical symptoms that interfere with normal function.