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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Related Conditions

Information on other disorders, problems, and conditions that commonly co-occur with PTSD.
  1. PTSD and Anxiety Disorders (17)
  2. PTSD and Mood Disorders (9)
  3. PTSD and Other Disorders (13)
  4. PTSD and Substance Use (11)

Psychiatric Disorders Commonly Associated with PTSD
There are a number of psychiatric disorders associated with PTSD, including depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and borderline personality disorder. This article reviews the different disorders that are commonly found among people with PTSD.

The Effect of PTSD on Your Life: An Overview
Learn more about the effect of PTSD on different areas of your life.

The Relationship between PTSD and Shame
Learn more about the relationship between PTSD and shame.

Low Distress Tolerance in PTSD
People with PTSD often experience very intense and frequent negative emotions, and as a result, may have low distress tolerance. These emotions can be very difficult to sit with, and having a low tolerance for these emotions may lead people with PTSD to use unhealthy strategies to cope with these emotions. Learn more about the association...

Constructive vs. Destructive Anger in PTSD
Anger is a common feeling among people with PTSD. Anger is a valid emotional experience, however, according to Seeking Safety (a treatment for PTSD and substance use), anger can be either constructive or destructive.

The Relationship between PTSD and Trichotillomania
Learn more about the relationship between PTSD and trichotillomania.

The Effect of PTSD on a Person's Life
The effect of PTSD can be far-reaching. People with a diagnosis of PTSD may experience a number of difficulties in their life, including mental health problems, physical health problems, and difficulties in relationships and at work. Learn more about the effect of PTSD in this article.

Managing Stress When You Have PTSD
As you might expect, people with posttraumatic stress disorder experience very high levels of stress. Stress is a word that people use all the time, and it is something we all have. So, what is stress? Learn more about stress and how to manage it effectively in this article.

Symptoms of PTSD and Delinquency Among Boys
There is evidence that PTSD is associated with a wide range of maladaptive behaviors among adults; however, studies have also found that there may also be a relationship between symptoms of PTSD and delinquency among boys. Learn more about this connection.

Learning Difficulties in PTSD
Learn more about specific learning difficulties that people with PTSD may experience.

PTSD and Impulsive Behaviors
There is a strong connection between PTSD and impulsive behaviors, such as alcohol use, binging and purging, deliberate self-harm, and suicide. Learn more about the relationship between PTSD and various impulsive behaviors, as well as what you can do to cope with these behaviors, in this article.

Childhood Abuse, PTSD, and Self-Injury in Adolescents
Adolescents have been found to be at high risk for engaging in deliberate self-injury (for example, cutting or burning oneself). Learn more about how childhood abuse and the experience of PTSD symptoms may play a role in the development of self-injury.

Negative Effect of PTSD and Past PTSD on Your Life
Learn more about the effect of PTSD on a person's life in this article. In addition, learn how PTSD may continue to effect your life even after the symptoms of PTSD have been reduced.

An Overview of the Connection between PTSD and Addictive Behaviors
Learn more about the connection between PTSD and a variety of addictive behaviors.

The Relationship Between Anger and PTSD
Anger is a common symptom of PTSD. In fact, it is considered one of the hyperarousal symptoms of PTSD. Learn more about anger and aggressive behavior in PTSD, as well as ways of coping with anger if you have PTSD.

Sleep Problems When You Have PTSD
Learn more about the types and causes of sleep problems that people with PTSD often experience.

PTSD and Problems with Negative Emotions
People with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) tend to experience frequent and intense negative emotions. This article provides an overview of different problems with negative emotions that people with PTSD often experience.

Deliberate Self-Harm and PTSD
Individuals with PTSD may be more likely to engage in deliberate self-harm behaviors, such as cutting or burning oneself. Learn about the connection between deliberate self-harm and PTSD.

The Consequences of Male Gender Role Stress
Learn what male gender role stress is, as well as its relevance for posttraumatic stress disorder.

Mental Health - Mental Health and PTSD
PTSD can greatly increase your risk for the development of other mental health problems. For example, people with PTSD often develop depression, other anxiety disorders, and substance use problems. What kind of mental health disorders or unhealthy behaviors have you developed as a result of your PTSD? In addition, what have you found to be...

Coping Skills for Reducing Your Self-Injury
Self-injury is defined as the deliberate and direct destruction or alteration of body tissue without suicidal intent, but resulting in injury severe enough for tissue damage to occur. PTSD and self-injury frequently co-occur. It is thought that people use self-injury as a way of managing and intense emotional experiences, such as shame,...

Self-Destructive Behaviors in PTSD
Learn more about the self-destructive behaviors that can occur among people with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder).

Effect of PTSD - Effect of PTSD on Your Life
The effect of PTSD can be far-reaching. People with a diagnosis of PTSD may experience a number of difficulties in their life, including mental health problems, physical health problems, and difficulties in relationships and at work. Share how PTSD has affected your life with other readers here.

Treatments for People with PTSD and Other Mental Health Disorders
Learn more about different PTSD treatments for people with PTSD and other mental health disorders.

An Overview of Negative Emotions Experienced in PTSD
Learn more about the different types of negative emotions that are often experienced by people with PTSD. Ways of coping with these emotions is also presented.

Understanding and Coping with Depression
PTSD and depression frequently co-occur. In and of themselves, the symptoms of depression can be very difficult to manage. However, they may be even more difficult to cope with when you are already attempting to deal with symptoms of PTSD. Fortunately, there are a number of coping skills that may be helpful in managing the symptoms of...

The Co-Occurrence of PTSD and Other Disorders
PTSD and other disorders often co-occur. In fact, studies have shown that people with PTSD are at very high risk to develop a number of other mental health disorders, including anxiety disorders, depression, borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. The co-occurrence of PTSD and another disorder can have a...

The Relationship between PTSD and Worry
Many people with PTSD struggle with persistent and uncontrollable worry. There is some thought that worry may be an attempt to manage the symptoms of anxiety experienced among people with PTSD. Learn more about worry and the relationship between PTSD and worry in this article.

The Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD
Learn more about the connection between borderline personality disorder and PTSD, as well as the consequences of having both conditions at once.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and How it Can Influence Your PTSD
Learn more about seasonal affective disorder and its potential impact on your posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.

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