Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a disorder that occurs after a life threatening event. It can happen suddenly or after a period of time. This is a mental disease, so it is not contagious, but it can affect other people in one's life while they may be presenting a negative attitude.

What is PTSD?

PTSD is most common in soldiers and veterans; although anyone can develop this disorder after a life threatening event such as combat, car accidents, sexual assault, natural disasters, etc.

PTSD in the United States affects nearly 7.7 million adults. 6-11% of Afghanistan veterans and 12-20% of Iraq veterans have PTSD. 3-15% of teen girls and 1-6% of teen boys have PTSD.

PreventionThere is no scientifically found way to prevent PTSD; however, an extensive amount of support from friends, family, and loved ones will go a long way.

Symptoms

Some symptoms of PTSD include one to become emotionally numb, lose interest in things they used to enjoy, become aggresive, and have trouble sleeping.

PTSD in the U.S

New studies of how to treat PTSD

PTSD Overview


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  • katiejones123 3 years ago

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