The day after Thanksgiving ("Black Friday") has become a very popular day to shop for the holidays. Black Friday generally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Stores become more crowded during this time, so even if you decide to not shop on Black Friday, you are still likely to encounter crowds shopping for friends and family for the holidays.
Crowds can be very difficult for someone with PTSD to cope with. People with PTSD may find crowds threatening and unsafe, and as a result, people with PTSD may attempt to avoid large crowds. However, sometimes it is going to be difficult to avoid large crowds. Therefore, it is important to develop healthy ways of coping with large crowds. This article from About.com takes you through some basic coping strategies that may help you make it through the holiday shopping season.