Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the development of symptoms following the exposure to a traumatic event? A traumatic event includes a death in your family, a car crash, or even a school shooting.

What are the signs or symptoms that somebody has this disorder?

Some signs or symptoms include

  • nightmares
  • flashbacks
  • mental images
  • avoid people
  • avoid places
  • avoid talking about event
  • emotional numbness
  • easily startled
  • jumpy
  • tense

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