Trauma specialist Ginny Dobson left her home on the Isle of Portland in Devon to spend almost one year helping Yezidi women who had escaped from Daesh in Iraq.
UK aid supported her work through the UN Women’s UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which supports the Free Yezidi Foundation.
What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day life. Continue reading “What is PTSD and what are the Symptoms?”