What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical or personal harm occurred or threatened to occur. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, rape, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.

People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts, nightmares, or memories of their ordeal. They may experience sleep problems, be irritable or easily startled, and have a hard time concentrating.  They may also lose interest in their usual activities or feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. Typically, people with PTSD try to avoid things that remind them of the traumatic event.


Study Opportunities

The Mood and Anxiety Program is conducting a study to evaluate an investigational medication for PTSD in women aged 18 to 65 who have been experiencing PTSD symptoms for at least one month.

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating in our PTSD study, please click here to fill out a questionnaire. Once it is received, you will be contacted by a member of our staff. You can also contact us directly at 404-727-4964.