Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Info

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a terrifying event. People with this illness repeatedly relive the trauma in the form of nightmares and disturbing recollections during the day. First brought to public attention by war veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder can result from any number of traumatic incidents. These include violent attacks, such as:
 
  • Mugging, rape, or torture
  • Being kidnapped or held captive
  • Child abuse
  • Serious accidents, such as car or train wrecks.
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Symptoms usually begin within three months of the trauma; some people recover within six months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. Treatment may include psychotherapy and medications.
 
(For more info, click Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This article takes a closer look at this condition, with details on other traumatic events associated with PTSD, diagnosis, and more.)
 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Info

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