Stroke shocker; In association with the NHS.
The psychological condition is more commonly known to affect soldiers who have fought in war zones.
However, a study of more than 100 brain haemorrhage survivors found over a third tested positive for the disorder.
Researchers found post-traumatic stress disorder impacted on the patients' recovery and their ability to resume a normal life, even if the damage caused by their type of stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, was minor.
Tests for post-traumatic stress disorder are not part of the care of subarachnoid haemorrhage victims, but researchers said the study points to the need for greater awareness of the condition following a haemorrhage and early testing.