PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is not always the body's response to a single traumatic event. PTSD can often be the result of multiple painful events over time such as rape, abuse, or military combat. Therefore, we can and should develop resources to manage multiple traumas such as a trained therapist, a close and nurturing family, supportive and encouraging friendships, a satisfying career where good personal connections can be made, or physical activities that encourage good health and a positive sense of self.
Although only 15% of trauma survivors develop PTSD, 85% do not. They usually develop digestive symptoms and sleeplessness that go away in time.