WHAT IS THE POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)?
stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure
to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was
threatened. Sufferers of PTSD may experience emotional numbness and sleep
disturbances, depression, anxiety, and irritability or outbursts of anger.
Feelings of intense guilt are also common.
diagnosed when symptoms last more than 1 month.
Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults such as rape or mugging, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, military combat, or sudden death of a loved one. PTSD can be extremely disabling.
percent of adults ages 18 to 54 have PTSD during the course of a given year.
About 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in war zones
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