Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD. About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a given year. Some symptoms are flashbacks, bad dreams, staying away from places or objects that are reminders of the experience, feeling emotionally numb, easily startled, anxiety attacks, and depression. Treatments are Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, Family therapy, and medication is sometimes prescribed to people with PTSD to relieve secondary symptoms of depression or anxiety. People can talk to their doctor to get help for PTSD. For more information, go to www.maketheconnection.net/PTSD

I have family that are diagnosed with PTSD along with myself, so I was able to gather most of my information from actual doctors. The measurements and link were from Google.com.

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