Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder, "PTSD," is a psychiatric condition that may occur in individuals who have experienced or witnessed any traumatic event.

A traumatic event may involve any serious injury or death, or a near death experience. What are the symptoms of PTSD? The symptoms can start right after the trauma but sometimes may start years later, they include:

1. Intrusion - reliving the trauma through intrusive thoughts and feelings –e.g., upsetting memories, nightmares, or flashbacks of events.

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