A sound, A movement, a color, or a feeling, and suddenly you find yourself in a different time and place reliving a moment. You become anxious, your palms become sweaty, start to tremble, and no matter what you do you can't get out. Many people experience some, if not all, of the above and more. Most times they don't even know what is going on, they don't know that their reactions are a result of some traumatic event that their brain hasn't worked out or recovered from. Many suffer in silence without knowing better. In this article, we look at the phenomenon of PTSD breaking down what it is and its effect, especially on the African continent.