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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a state of constant stress triggered by an injury or severe psychological shock. Some risk factors are having trauma in your early life (ex. childhood abuse or neglect), having a risky, stressful job (ex. military), other mental health issues, having PTSD in the family, and not having friends or family to support you.

After, PTSD is detected through its obvious symptoms and knowledge that a traumatic event occurred, one has a couple treatment options. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a phsycological approach while selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is a physical drug you can take. While there is no cure for PTSD, the severity of the symptoms can be reduced to normal function. Medication and therapy is are very effective approaches.

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What is it?

Those suffering with PTSD have a hard time feeling emotions. They may feel detached from others. This can cause problems in personal relationships, and may even lead to behavior problems in their children. Statistics show people with partners suffering from PTSD have raised levels of stress.


Post TraumaticStress Disorder(PTSD)


How Common?



Symptoms include insomnia, palpable flashbacks to the traumatic event, easily troubled, and avoiding the outside world. Some warning signs include suicidal thoughts and intense flashbacks occurring for many months after a traumatic experience.

By Tessa Sapiro

About 15-43% of girls and 14-43% of boys experience trauma. Of those adolescents, 3-15% of girls and 1-6% of boys develop PTSD.

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