Suffering from PTSD affected author Salman Rushdie’s ability to write

Suffering from PTSD affected author Salman Rushdie’s ability to write

PTSD: Noted Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie was fatally attacked during an event in New York last year, during which he was badly injured, after which he lost his eye. The light went out. The incident damaged him emotionally, mentally and physically in such a way that he became a victim of PTSD, he told during one of his interviews that he came to know at that time that there is such a thing as PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, he explains It was very difficult for him to write. When he used to sit down to write, he used to erase it the very next moment. He doesn’t feel anything at the tips of his fingers, because of this he can’t even type properly, he has nightmares that don’t let him sleep though now he is slowly recovering things are getting better… Let us know what is PTSD. 

What is PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ie PTSD is a mental health condition. . The biggest reason for this is some big and terrible incident happened in life, due to which you or your close ones are in danger. When a person is unable to forget that incident even after a million attempts and goes into flashback again and again, it has a bad effect on mental health. If things are missed, then they start affecting the daily tasks as well. It has nothing to do with age. It can happen to a person of any age and gender. PTSD is caused by chemical and neurologic changes in the brain following a very traumatic or traumatic event.

Causes of PTSD

< p>PTSD can be caused by a natural disaster, attack, war, serious accident having a deep impact on the mind. The part of our brain that plays an important role in the experience of memories and emotions is called the hippocampus. The hippocampus of people with PTSD is smaller than normal. This was revealed in a 2008 study, although it is not yet clear whether the size of the hippocampus is smaller before or after the accident.

Symptoms of PTSD

  • Behavior irritable, angry and aggressive.
  • Trouble sleeping and concentrating.
  • Nightmares.


  • Avoiding contact with local people who may be reminded of the accident.
  • Feeling disconnected from family and friends.
  • Inability to maintain relationships with close people Trouble. 

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