When left untreated, many people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) struggle with:
Other psychiatric disorders
Relationship problems plague people with PTSD because they are often fearful, angry, paranoid, and distrustful of friends and family, which makes them difficult to be around.
In addition, frightening outbursts and abusive behaviors are more common in those who have been diagnosed with this illness. This can result in the person with PTSD becoming isolated and lonely, leading to depression and other complications.
Research has also found that untreated Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is linked to poorer overall health outcomes.
One of the most distressing parts of untreated PTSD is the increased risk in suicide attempts. It is estimated that between 10% and 30% of people with untreated PTSD may attempt suicide, which is one of the higher rates among mental illnesses.