Whilst post-traumatic stress disorder has no doubt been affecting people for the duration of history, it’s only with ‘recent’ developments in the understanding of human psychology, that PTSD has become better understood and more widely accepted. That said, even now the population at large would still mostly associate PTSD with experiences of war and despite the obvious correlations, would not even associate the condition with obvious major traumas such as road traffic accidents, disaster situations and sexual violence. Almost one third (31%) of all rape victims develop PTSD sometime during their lifetime (National violence against women prevention research centre USA).read more