Complex trajectory of PTSD over time

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Australia is often considered in the context of natural disasters such as floods and bushfires or cases of military personnel and victims of serious assault.

But clinical psychologist Richard Bryant, scientia professor at the school of psychology, University of NSW, says one of most common causes of PTSD in Australia is road accidents.

Transport injuries were the major cause of PTSD in 1000 hospitalised trauma patients in a recently published study by Professor Bryant designed to elucidate the factors