Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder often caused by a traumatic event that has occurred in one’s life. PTSD is the consequence of traumatic ordeals that caused intense fear such as death of a loved one, war, a car wreck, natural disaster, or assault. One who experiences a traumatic event may often have reactions such as nervousness, anger, and fear. Symptoms of PTSD may occur anywhere from three months to several years after the traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can be categorized into either relieving, avoiding, or increased arousal. People with PTSD often relive their traumatic experience through hallucinations, nightmares, and flashbacks. Physical reactions can occur as well such as panic attacks, uncontrollable
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